Report Sees Falling Solar, Wind Prices

Published: June 29th, 2016 in: Renewable Energy

Electricity costs worldwide could drop by much as 59 percent for photovoltaic generation and at least 26 percent for onshore wind power by 2025, largely because of improved technology, reduced overall systems costs, and favorable policies, according... Read more

Alaska Co-op Taps Flywheel Power

Published: June 22nd, 2016 in: Renewable Energy

Kodiak Electric Association has helped position its service territory for economic growth while improving its wind turbine electricity production with flywheel technology now supplying power to load and unload ships and barges. The Kodiak-based co-op recently took... Read more

Dairyland Deal Adds 98 MW of Wind Energy

Published: June 16th, 2016 in: Renewable Energy

Dairyland Power Cooperative is adding nearly 100 megawatts of wind energy through a project that will also bring economic development to a rural Wisconsin community. The La Crosse, Wis.-based G&T has agreed to buy the full output... Read more

Summer Outlook Good for Low Power Prices

Published: May 23rd, 2016 in: Trends, Reports & Analyses

Energy prices are to remain low and fuel supplies high this summer as “robust” natural gas and new renewable resources rise to buffer coal retirements, federal energy experts say. An “optimistic national outlook” for the heavy air... Read more

Indiana Co-ops Ink Wind Energy Deal

Published: May 19th, 2016 in: Renewable Energy

Electric cooperatives in Indiana will soon have access to 100 megawatts of wind energy under a power purchase agreement recently announced by two G&Ts. Wabash Valley Power Association in Indianapolis and Bloomington-based Hoosier Energy will begin taking... Read more

With Tax Break, 2015 was Big for Wind Energy

Published: March 28th, 2016 in: Top Story, Trends, Reports & Analyses

With help from a key tax break, wind energy provided more of a boost to electric generation in 2015 than any power source and analysts say that will persist. Wind accounted for 41 percent of capacity additions... Read more

Co-op to Spotlight Electric Cars at Auto Show

Published: December 4th, 2015 in: Electric Cars

Electric cars are at the auto show these days, so why not have an electric cooperative there, too? You’ll find one at the 2016 Twin Cities Auto Show in Minneapolis, where the new Electric Room will be... Read more

Michigan Co-ops Get Boost from Wind Power

Published: November 5th, 2015 in: Renewable Energy

Electric cooperatives in Michigan will triple the state's 10 percent requirement for green energy, thanks to a deal between Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative and Exelon Generation. Exelon plans to break ground on its Michigan Wind 3 project... Read more

Streamlining Wind Energy Permits in Midwest

Published: September 2nd, 2015 in: Transmission & Distribution

The red tape associated with wind energy projects in six Midwestern states just got a little less tangled. The Western Area Power Administration, based in Lakewood, Colo., said it has streamlined its environmental review process for proposed... Read more

Challenges Loom as New England Plants Retire

Published: June 30th, 2015 in: Transmission & Distribution

Remember those mountains of snow in Boston on the TV news last winter? The folks who keep the heat on do and it sends chills up their spines. “During the winter, we actually need our coal and... Read more