Potential Exit from Power Supply Cooperative

Dakota Energy has filed a lawsuit concerning its potential exit from a wholesale power supplier, East River Electric.  Dakota Energy’s concern is that East River’s bylaws require, as a condition to withdrawal, satisfaction of contractual obligations to East River.  And …

McKenzie Electric, Basin Electric at Odds Over Rates

McKenzie Electric Cooperative recently filed a lawsuit seeking damages from its supplier Upper Missouri G&T Electric Cooperative and electricity generator Basin Electric Cooperative.  McKenzie Electric is claiming that rate increases since 2016 violate state law and breaches contractual agreements

Reciprocating engines see new life from utilities, commercial installments

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 cooperatives. From one small engine to a bank of larger engines, these designs …

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

cooperative tax exemption

Unnoticed tax exemption creates surprise break for co-ops but confusion for lawmakers in

substations

In 1988, the Tennessee Legislature changed state law to give rural electric cooperatives a temporary, four-year city and county property tax exemption on their investments in new facilities and plants. The law sat on the books, unnoticed, for almost 20 …