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IEEFA U.S.: Colorado electric wholesaler is alienating cost-conscious co-ops with its fossil commitments

IEEFA U.S.: Colorado electric wholesaler is alienating cost-conscious co-ops with its fossil commitments

Tri-State currently plans using coal through 2050 and expanding into gas; projected rate increases of 55% by 2050

Nov. 17, 2020 (IEEFA) — One of the biggest power suppliers to rural electric co-ops in the U.S. is putting its business model at risk as members clamor for better access to renewable energy, more affordable rates, and more say in how they buy or produce power, concludes a report released today by the Institute […]

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IEEFA report: Kit Carson electric co-op gains from breakup with coal-centric Tri-State group

IEEFA report: Kit Carson electric co-op gains from breakup with coal-centric Tri-State group

Benefits include transparent pricing, greater autonomy, solar buildout, economic development, lower costs

April 9, 2019 (IEEFA New Mexico) — Kit Carson, a small New Mexico power co-op has gained from its breakup with a larger and increasingly anachronistic power-generation group, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report — Case Study: How Kit Carson Electric Engineered a […]

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Nebraska public utility plans big solar expansion, coal-to-gas conversions in next five years

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Senior management with the Omaha Public Power District in Nebraska recommended that the utility build between 400 MW and 600 MW of utility-grade solar — a capacity addition that would exponentially increase the state’s solar capacity — with natural gas for backup generation. Solar capacity additions of that magnitude likely […]

October 22, 2019 Read More →

Lincoln city council approves plans for largest solar farm in state of Nebraska

Lincoln Journal Star: The Lincoln City Council on Monday paved the way for a solar farm east of Lincoln that would be the largest in the state. Council members voted 6-0 to grant a special permit to Ranger Power, a New York-based company that wants to build a 230-megawatt solar farm on roughly 1,100 acres […]

October 1, 2019 Read More →

Nebraska wind farm growth demonstrates non-partisan embrace of renewables

Clean Technica: Lincoln Clean Energy is the developer behind the newly approved Plum Creek wind farm, located in Wayne County, Nebraska. If Lincoln doesn’t ring a bell, it will soon. The company has a footprint in the leading wind state of Texas and it is also represented in South Dakota, another state poised to dominate […]

September 6, 2019 Read More →

230MW project embodies a major solar incursion in Nebraska

Lincoln Journal Star: A solar power project being proposed east of Lincoln would be more than five times larger than all solar installations operating in the state combined. Ranger Power wants to build a 230-megawatt solar farm on more than 1,000 acres of land generally east of 134th Street between O Street and Havelock Avenue. […]

July 29, 2019 Read More →
IEEFA US: Financial chaos in Powder River Basin coal country

IEEFA US: Financial chaos in Powder River Basin coal country

Companies in turmoil; workers and communities are paying the price; power plants face supply disruptions

The way America generates its electricity has been shifting away from coal for a decade, as the falling cost of wind, solar and gas have taken market share at an accelerating rate. The way the coal mining industry is structured, however, has changed very little, even as domestic consumption fell by more than 400 million […]

Nebraska Public Power District gets approval for state’s largest community solar project

Lincoln Journal Star: The Norfolk City Council on Monday approved plans for the state’s largest community solar project with Nebraska Public Power District. NPPD will build the 8.5 megawatt solar array on city-owned land near Norfolk’s wellfields. A $490,000 grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust will help pay for the solar project, which will be […]

April 17, 2019 Read More →
IEEFA report: Kit Carson electric co-op gains from breakup with coal-centric Tri-State group
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IEEFA report: Kit Carson electric co-op gains from breakup with coal-centric Tri-State group

Benefits include transparent pricing, greater autonomy, solar buildout, economic development, lower costs

April 9, 2019 (IEEFA New Mexico) — Kit Carson, a small New Mexico power co-op has gained from its breakup with a larger and increasingly anachronistic power-generation group, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report — Case Study: How Kit Carson Electric Engineered a […]

IEEFA U.S.: The gathering solar wave
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IEEFA U.S.: The gathering solar wave

Sleeping giant of a market is waking up

Announcing last week that it would create the largest regulated utility-scale solar footprint in the world, Florida Power & Light signaled its intentions to nudge the Sunshine State away from its ironically dubious reputation as a renewable-energy laggard. The initiative will add 30 million solar panels, five times the state’s current solar capacity, easing its […]

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Keystone XL pipeline fight heads to Nebraska Supreme Court

Omaha World-Herald: Attorneys for opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline and TransCanada will square off Thursday morning before the Nebraska Supreme Court in a lawsuit that could erect a new roadblock to construction of the $8 billion project. Landowners who oppose the pipeline, as well as environmental groups and Indian tribes, are seeking to nullify […]

November 1, 2018 Read More →

Omaha utility expects renewables to generate 40% of its power in 2019

Omaha World-Herald: The Omaha Public Power District board is stepping in to stop the fight over OPPD’s next major environmental policy — and trying to send both sides home as winners. The utility’s updated proposal weaves together the competing approaches of customers who want OPPD to set specific goals for how much renewable energy it […]

October 23, 2018 Read More →