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Mark Cayce, CEO of Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp.
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A Solar Evangelist, RetiredLock Icon

As GM and CEO of the 7,000-member electric co-op, Mark Cayce was an early solar adopter in tandem with defense contractor Aerojet Rocketdyne read more >
Dignitaries at Monday's groundbreaking in Bearden included Leslie Holloway of Ouachita Electric Cooperative, far left, and Mayor Ginger Bailey and TPI President Michael Henderson, together at far right.
Construction / Government & Politics

Bearden Goes Solar With Today’s Power Projects

Today’s Power Inc. of North Little Rock broke ground Monday on two solar power arrays for the city of Bearden (Ouachita County). read more >
Hampton Schools Superintendent Doug Worley, left, and Ouachita Electric CEO and General Manager Mark Cayce, gesture after flipping a large display switch Wednesday to signify that the school district's new solar array is operable.
Education / Energy

Hampton Schools Go Solar With Today’s Power Array

The Hampton School District (Calhoun County) has a new solar power project thanks to Today’s Power Inc. of North Little Rock and a closer neighbor, Ouachita Electric Cooperative of Camden. read more >
Mark Cayce is the general manager of Ouachita Electric Cooperative in Camden. OEC and South Arkansas Telephone company have teamed up to help provide high-speed internet in rural south Arkansas were in many places, dial-up is the only option.

South Arkansas Telephone Dials Up Sun Power

Mark Cayce, the solar power advocate who runs Ouachita Electric Cooperative in Camden, has teamed with David Wells, CEO of South Arkansas Telephone Co., and a Texas startup to install a solar array at the phone company’s offices in Hampton (Calhoun County). read more >
A Stone Creek Solar array during the Feburary 2021 snow storm.
Construction / Government & Politics

Stone Creek Solar Finds Its Niche in Northeast Arkansas

What did the big February snowstorm do to the solar panels John Sawyer builds by the thousands at farms in schools in northeast Arkansas? Absolutely nothing, the Stone Creek Solar CEO reports. read more >
Ouachita Electric General Manager Mark Cayce speaks at the commissioning of General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems' new solar generation plant in East Camden.
Construction

Today’s Power, OECC Help General Dynamics Plug Into Solar

General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems holds a commissioning ceremony for a utility-scale solar and storage project in Calhoun County. read more >
Education / Energy

Bearden Schools, Today’s Power Break Ground on Solar Project

The Bearden School District and Today’s Power Inc. of North Little Rock broke ground on a solar power project last week that is expected to supply roughly 90% of the school system’s electricity. read more >
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Arkansas Industries Attempt to Divine The Post-Pandemic FutureLock Icon

Some, like the hospitality industry, are bracing for a long, slow return to pre-COVID vitality. Others, like the energy sector, see a quicker recovery after the early swoon. Some trends seem baked into expectations, like reliance on home-based employees and the technology they use. read more >
Mark Cayce is the general manager of Ouachita Electric Cooperative in Camden. OEC and South Arkansas Telephone company have teamed up to help provide high-speed internet in rural south Arkansas were in many places, dial-up is the only option.
Construction

General Dynamics, Today’s Power Plan Major Solar Projects in Calhoun County

Today’s Power Inc. of Little Rock partners with General Dynamics and Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp. to build two solar power plants in Calhoun County. read more >
Seal Solar President Heather Nelson said that the citizens of Arkansas "fought for change, they won, and yet the fight continues to see the law implemented.”
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

4 Years in Making, PSC Ruling Pleases the Solar IndustryLock Icon

Net-metering decision, with caveats, keeps credit equal to retail power rate. read more >
Katie Laning Niebaum, executive director of the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association, says solar 
customers pay their fair share.
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Solar Jobs on the Line, Insiders FearLock Icon

With the coronavirus pandemic wreaking economic havoc, former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter fears a long-awaited state ruling on solar power policy could threaten $125 million in projects by his firm alone. read more >
This solar power array by Scenic Hill Solar powers Clarksville Connected Utilities, the Johnson County city’s municipal utility.
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

Solar Technology Helps Power Arkansas’ Economy (Katie Laning Niebaum Commentary)

The advanced energy economy is an increasingly important economic engine in Arkansas. read more >
Energy / Tourism

MainStay Suites, OECC and Today’s Power Unveil Camden EV Charger

MainStay Suites celebrated the opening of its new 35-room, 25-suite hotel in Camden on Friday by unveiling the city’s first Level 2 electric vehicle charging station, a partnership project with Today’s Power Inc. of Little Rock and Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp. read more >
Don Kittler of Kittler Farms in Carlisle owns the largest individually owned solar farm in the state, he says, a net metered 2.9-megawatt array east of Lonoke that will power 90% of his operations.
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Solar Projects on a Roll With PSC Ruling in Offing

Carlisle farmer Don Kittler looked out at his 18-acre field east of Lonoke, beaming at row after row soaking up the sun. But these weren’t the usual rows of corn, soybeans and rice he farms on 10,000 acres of in Lonoke and Prairie counties. read more >
Mark Cayce  General Manager of Ouachita Electric Cooperative
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Ouachita Electric’s Mark Cayce Says Power Lines Drawn for Solar Energy

Mark Cayce, general manager of Ouachita Electric Cooperative, talks about innovation and renewable power’s potential to cut electricity rates. read more >
Mark Cayce is the general manager of Ouachita Electric Cooperative in Camden. OEC and South Arkansas Telephone company have teamed up to help provide high-speed internet in rural south Arkansas were in many places, dial-up is the only option.
Construction / Government & Politics

At Advanced Energy Event, Solar Power Fuels a Surprise Rate-Cut Plan

Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp. of Camden will seek the state's first utility-wide electricity rate decrease tied to savings from solar power. read more >
Southern Arkansas University Tech in Camden held a "flip the switch" ceremony for this 1-megawatt photovoltaic array on campus on Thursday.
 
Energy / Government & Politics / Public Companies

Camden, Danville, Jonesboro Projects Mark Statewide Surge in Solar Power

As Today's Power Inc. of Little Rock and Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp. dedicated a pioneering solar power plant at Southern Arkansas University Tech in Camden, Scenic Hill Solar announced Thursday the completion of the largest sun array in Yell County. read more >
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Construction

Pulaski, Washington Counties Plan Solar Savings for Taxpayers

After four years of looking at options, Pulaski County has put solar power "squarely in the pipeline" with a bid proposal for building a multimillion-dollar sun farm on county property, a project expected to save taxpayers 25-35% on an electric bill that once ran $1.2 million a year. read more >
Construction / Energy

Spike in Co-op Revenues? Give Mother Nature Credit

A quick look at annual reports from the state’s electric cooperative companies shows a significant spike in 2018 revenue over 2017, but the reason is no mystery, officials say. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

Senate Panel Unanimously Advances Key Solar Industry Bill

A key legislative priority for Arkansas’ solar power industry advanced in the state Legislature Tuesday as the Senate Insurance & Commerce Committee unanimously approved Senate Bill 145. read more >