Electric and Telecom Cooperative Mergers

Mergers of electric cooperatives are nothing new.  Over the years, several mergers have occurred, mostly for the purpose of consolidating business functions and generating savings for members.  For example, currently DS&O Electric Cooperative and Rolling Hills Electric Cooperative, both located …

Class Action Continues Before State Public Service Commission

Another class action proceeding has been filed against Carroll Electric Service Corporation, this time before the Arkansas Public Service Commission.  In a previous post, we discussed the Arkansas Superior Court’s dismissal of a civil action filed against Carroll.  This …

USDA Provides $900 Million in Funding to Electric Cooperatives for Generation and Transmission Facilities and Smart Grid Improvements

The USDA announced on August 29, 2011, that sixteen electric cooperatives throughout the United States would receive a total of $900 million in loans for smart grid projects and improvements to generation and transmission facilities.  The loans are being provided …