Two Texas Co-ops Get Oklahoma Wind

Published: December 8th, 2014 in: Renewable Energy

Two Texas generation and transmission cooperatives will meet some of their capacity needs with electricity generated by a wind farm in northern Oklahoma. More than 101 megawatts of power from the Grant Wind project will begin flowing... Read more

Arkansas Co-ops Buy Oklahoma Wind Power

Published: December 1st, 2014 in: Renewable Energy

Wind energy from Oklahoma is flowing to electric cooperatives in neighboring Arkansas. Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. has agreed to purchase up to 150 megawatts of power from Enel Green Power North America under a 20-year contract for... Read more

Hoosier Energy Inks Wind Deal in Illinois

Published: October 27th, 2014 in: Renewable Energy

When Hoosier Energy in Indiana wanted renewable energy assets they could add to their generation portfolio quickly, they looked to their neighbors in Illinois to help make it happen. The 100-megawatt Rail Splitter Wind Farm in Illinois... Read more

FERC Accepts BPA Approach to High Wind, High Water

Published: October 21st, 2014 in: Power Regulation

Advocates of consumer-owned power say they see positive signs in a pair of federal orders that address how Bonneville Power Administration can balance the grid during episodes of excess wind energy and hydro production. The Federal Energy... Read more

NRECA Summit to Focus on Future of Energy

Published: September 8th, 2014 in: Trends, Reports & Analyses

The days when consumers either bought electricity from your co-op or went without are gone forever. Today, people are slapping solar panels on their roofs and even want to sell some of that energy to the grid.... Read more

Without Government Aid, Uneven Path for Renewables

Published: July 21st, 2014 in: Renewable Energy

By 2040, the United States might get 27 percent of its energy from renewable sources. Or it might get less than 15 percent. That’s a big disparity, and while renewables are here to stay, the degree of... Read more

Is Waste Wood the Future of Power?

Published: July 15th, 2014 in: Renewable Energy

Attention, wind, solar and water. Don’t look back, because wood biomass is gaining on you. When it comes to renewable energy, wood biomass is the now one of the fastest growing sources of electric generation, with the... Read more

Nevada Co-op Hopes to Fast Track Rail Power

Published: April 15th, 2014 in: Renewable Energy

Railroad technology used more than a century ago could help electric utilities in the West balance loads from new renewable resources, and a Nevada electric cooperative is helping to fast track the idea. Valley Electric Association has... Read more

Generators to Foot Bill for Excess NW Power

Published: April 2nd, 2014 in: Energy & Environment

In an ongoing clash of clean energies, the Bonneville Power Administration says generators should foot the bill when there’s too much electricity for the Northwest grid to handle. The decision, announced March 27, could affect millions of... Read more

Two Co-ops Share Top Wind Energy Honors

Published: March 14th, 2014 in: Renewable Energy, The Winners

NRECA and the Department of Energy bestowed top honors for wind energy to Old Dominion Electric Cooperative of Virginia and the Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative of Illinois. The cooperatives were recognized March 6 as the 2013 Wind... Read more