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Duane Highley to Leave AECC for Similar Job in Colorado

Duane Highley to Leave AECC for Similar Job in Colorado
Duane Highley

Duane Highley, president and chief executive officer for Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp., is leaving the power company to become CEO of Tri-State Generation and Transmission, a wholesale power supplier in Colorado.
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Big Deals of 2018 Skyrocket in Arkansas by 267 Percent This article is available only in print.

The value of big deals in Arkansas leaped to $53.9 billion in 2018, a 267 percent increase over the $14.7 billion figure of 2017.
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SAU Tech Partners With Today's Power, OECC in Solar Project

South Arkansas' march toward solar power got another nudge Friday when Southern Arkansas University Tech in Camden broke ground on a 1-megawatt array to generate more than two-thirds of the campus' electricity.
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River Market Marriott Sold for $20.3M This article is available only in print.

A hotel in downtown Little Rock, agri land in Lonoke and Faulkner counties, residential property in Saline County and more fill out the roster of this week's multimillion-dollar real estate transactions. read more >

Murphy Oil Shifts Executives As Eugene Coleman Retires

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado says long-time executive Eugene T. Coleman, executive vice president of exploration and business development, has decided to retire effective Feb. 28 after 17 years with the company. read more >

ADEQ Seeking Applications, Nominations for Environmental Awards

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is seeking the state's top environmental leaders to apply for this year's ADEQ Environmental Awards. read more >

'Black Sky' Threat Looms Over Grid, Businesses

David Maxwell, former director of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, warns that a crippling cyberattack on power could bring a cascade of system failures across society — from communications to water systems to food and fuel distribution. read more >

Health Industry Sees Biggest Cost Caused by Data Breaches

The cost of data breaches worldwide varies by industry. Sectors that are highly regulated, such as health care and financial services, have a per capita data breach cost much higher than the average. read more >

Murphy Oil Reports Strong Profits for 4Q, All of 2018

Murphy Oil Corp. of El Dorado reports its best full-year profit numbers in four years, filing fourth-quarter and 2018 full-year results with the Securities & Exchange Commission. read more >

Oklahoma Utility Reduces Arkansas Rate Increase Request

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says Oklahoma Gas and Electric has agreed to reduce a rate increase request for its Arkansas customers from $6.4 million to $3.3 million. read more >

Solar Advocates, Audubon Trumpet Bill to Let Nonprofits Reap Savings

Adam Fogleman, Pulaski County's attorney, a wide-ranging coalition of counties, environmentalists and renewable energy industry players back new net metering legislation. read more >

Chicago Firm Pays $31M For Chancellor Hotel (NWA Real Deals)

AJ Capital bought the Chancellor Hotel in downtown Fayetteville and plans to convert the property into a boutique Graduate Hotel. read more >

Today's Power Breaks Ground on Forrest City Solar Array

Today's Power Inc. continued its run of installing small utility-scale solar power plants for the state's electric cooperatives Tuesday, breaking ground on a 1-megawatt array for Woodruff Electric Cooperative Corp. in Forrest City. read more >

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