Cooperatives Should Review the FCC’s New Order Concerning Net Neutrality

Cooperatives provide high-speed broadband services in metropolitan and rural areas throughout the country.  So they should pay attention to the Federal Communications Commission’s recent action affecting broadband service providers.

The FCC issued a ruling on the regulatory classification of broadband …

Patronage Determinations: Patronage-Sourced Income and Expenses

Taxable cooperatives – including Subchapter T cooperatives and taxable rural telephone and electric cooperatives – must determine whether income and expenses are considered patronage-sourced or not.  This is called patronage determination.  It is critical to taxable cooperatives because it determines …

Reciprocating engines see new life from utilities, commercial installments

The Sasol natural gas-fired power plant is installed with 18 Wärtsilä 34SG engines.

The versatile reciprocating engine is increasingly being selected to meet the challenges faced not only by commercial users but also by investor-owned utilities, municipal utilities and rural …

Op-ed: Should public utility commissions regulate cooperatives?

Dan Nemes of MN350 (an organization addressing the global climate crisis), offers this op-ed in the 6 February issue of  Rochester, Minnesota’s Post-Bulletin, opposing the Minnesota Legislature’s recently proposed legislation that he believes will negatively impact the state’s renewable energy …

New CREBs Aid Kansas G&T’s Prairie Sky Solar Farm

This article is reprinted from CFC Solutions News Bulletin (23 January 2017).

The 19 member distribution cooperatives of Kansas Electric Power Cooperative (KEPCo), a generation and transmission cooperative (G&T) based in Topeka, Kansas, will receive more green power—thanks in part