Tagged: ouachita electric cooperative corp.

SATCO Becomes Phone Company Pioneer in Solar

by Kyle Massey 12/11/2017 3:36 pm

With the flick of an oversized dummy electrical switch on Monday, South Arkansas Telephone Co. became the nation's first completely solar-powered telephone company.

No Catch: Lower Electric Bills Pay for High-Efficiency Retrofits

by Kyle Massey 9/11/2017 12:00 am

OECC’s PAYS program — for Pay As You Save — has erased the doubts of landlords and homeowners alike, retrofitting close to 300 homes at a cost of $1.5 million since April 2016.

With Harvey, Utility Companies More Than Just Light Relief

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/11/2017 12:00 am

Mark Cayce knows firsthand what hurricanes can do to coastal Texas, so the CEO of Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp., was glad to have a houseful of guests in south Arkansas when Harvey made its arrival Aug. 25.

Too Good, But True (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 9/11/2017 12:00 am

PAYS — Pay As You Save — finances energy-efficiency upgrades for OECC ratepayers and allows them to pay it back with the monthly savings that result from using less electricity.

Distributed Energy Group Honors OECC as Cooperative of Year

by Kyle Massey 6/28/2017 10:49 am

Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp. of Camden has been named the Electric Cooperative Utility of the Year nationwide by the Smart Electric Power Alliance.

In South Arkansas, Solar Power Is Hot

by Kyle Massey 6/23/2017 11:41 am

Storm clouds from Tropical Storm Cindy swirled overhead, but south Arkansas energy officials were all sunshine on Thursday as solar power dominated Ouachita Electric Cooperative's annual meeting.

Today’s Power Looks Ahead

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/5/2017 12:00 am

Today’s Power Inc., the Little Rock subsidiary of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc., is branching out from the utility-scale solar installation work it has been doing exclusively for the state’s electric power cooperatives.

Big and Small Solar Projects in Arkansas Follow the Sun

by Kyle Massey 5/15/2017 12:00 am

These are promising times for solar projects big and small, industry leaders say, even as the new administration in Washington focuses on reviving fossil fuels.

Renewable Trend in Energy May Be Beyond Trump’s Grasp

by Kyle Massey 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Donald J. Trump won the presidency after a campaign largely negative to renewable sources like solar and wind power, but forces in favor of cleaner power could prove even bigger than The Donald.

Arkansas Cooperatives Apply Rural Electrification Model to Internet Access

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Ouachita Electric in Camden, North Arkansas Electric in Salem (Fulton County) and Ozarks Electric in Fayetteville plan to deliver internet via fiber optic cable to their members in the next few months.

Solar Power On the Rise in Arkansas

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

There’s nothing new under the sun? A quick glance around Arkansas, where solar power projects are popping up all over, shows just the opposite.

SATCO and OECC Form ARIS to Offer 1Gb Internet

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 6/14/2016 2:14 pm

Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp. of Camden and South Arkansas Telephone Company of Hampton announced the formation of ARIS, a new company that will bring 1-gigabit internet to homes and businesses in the region.

East Camden Solar Plant Turns on Power

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/1/2016 10:27 am

The power turned on Thursday at the state's largest solar installation, a 12MW solar plant in East Camden.