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… Read More »Reciprocating engines see new life from utilities, commercial installments
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… Read More »Op-ed: Should public utility commissions regulate cooperatives?
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… Read More »New CREBs Aid Kansas G&T’s Prairie Sky Solar Farm
In 2011, Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative (EMEC) entered into a contract with First Wind Holdings, LLC and four of its former subsidiaries (Evergreen Gen Lead,… Read More »New England Coop Wins Breach of Contract over Failed Transmission Deal
Bioenergy is energy derived from biofuels, produced directly or indirectly from organic material called biomass. It is the single largest renewable energy source today, providing… Read More »Georgia leads in the bio-energy revolution
Georgia’s 42 electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) provide power to nearly half the state’s 9.4 million residents and more than 70 percent of its land area.… Read More »Plans for Georgia’s Wind Energy Make Slow Progress – But State Utilities Still Push Forward
Iowa coop Raccoon Valley Electric has plans to go carbon-free, and its first step is to purchase enough Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to fully offset… Read More »Iowa coop announces plans to go carbon-free via REC purchases
Competing Cost-Benefit Studies Fuel Net Metering Debate
This blog post was written by AHC attorney Roland Hall.
Net metering is a billing mechanism that allows consumers to receive credit for electricity they generate from small-scale renewable energy resources and transfer onto the grid. The details of how net metering works, such as the value of credits, and the ability to bank credits, vary among the states and electric utilities that have net metering policies in place. Solar installations make up the overwhelming majority of net metering generation. Read More »Competing Cost-Benefit Studies Fuel Net Metering Debate
Electric Cooperative Partners with Lumber Company for Biomass Plant This blog post was provided by Flathead Electric Co-op. Implementation of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)… Read More »Guest Post: Electric Cooperative Partners with Lumber Company for Biomass Plant
This guest post was obtained from CFC’s Solutions News Bulletin, Vol. 15, No. 40 (Oct. 28, 2013).
Co-ops Receive $3.6 Million in Solar Funds
Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative awarded $60 million to support solar energy research and development across the country; $3.6 million was awarded to an electric cooperative initiative. The multi-state, 23-MW cooperative solar research effort will seek to identify and address barriers to solar photovoltaic (PV) deployment at electric cooperatives. Read More »Guest Post: Co-ops Receive $3.6M in Solar Funds