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Mark Cayce, Ouachita Electric’s CEO, shows off a display on the benefits of efficient lighting, a key part of the co-op’s PAYS program.
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A Champion of Solar Rises In South: Ouachita ElectricLock Icon

As CEO of Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp. in Camden, Mark Cayce has seen the light, and it is solar. He has made sun power a cornerstone of innovative programs serving a high-tech corner of Arkansas: the defense manufacturing cluster in East Camden, home to a 12-megawatt solar array that was the largest in the state when it was built three years ago. read more >
Jason Morrison
Education

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. read more >
Mark Cayce, CEO of Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp.
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Ouachita Electric Takes Charge with TeslaLock Icon

Mark Cayce has the keys to a new Tesla, and if you’re a member of Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp. in Camden, he might just hand them over to you — briefly. 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.
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Six Arkansas Electric Co-Ops Stringing Broadband

Six electric cooperatives in Arkansas are bringing high-speed broadband internet access to thousands of their members and plan to offer it to all of their members within the next four to six years. read more >
Seal Solutions CEO Josh Davenport, winner of the Advanced Energy Rising Star Award at the Empowering Arkansas conference that was held in Little Rock Tuesday. His company won the Advanced Energy Business Innovation Award.
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AAEA Honors Chris Ladner of Entegrity, Josh Davenport of Seal

The Arkansas Advanced Energy Association toasted the state’s sustainable power and energy efficiency leaders Tuesday at the trade group’s Empowering Arkansas conference. read more >
Mark Lundy of South Arkansas Telephone Co. and Mark Cayce of Ouachita Electric Cooperative have teamed up to offer broadband to customers in their market.
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SATCO Becomes Phone Company Pioneer in Solar

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. read more >
Mark Cayce, CEO of Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp.
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With Harvey, Utility Companies More Than Just Light ReliefLock Icon

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. read more >
Mark Cayce, Ouachita Electric’s CEO, shows off a display on the benefits of efficient lighting, a key part of the co-op’s PAYS program.
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No Catch: Lower Electric Bills Pay for High-Efficiency RetrofitsLock Icon

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. read more >
Mark Cayce
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Distributed Energy Group Honors OECC as Cooperative of Year

Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp. of Camden has been named the Electric Cooperative Utility of the Year nationwide by the Smart Electric Power Alliance. read more >
Matt Irvin of Today's Power (left) and Robby Stinnett, manager of system planning at Ouachita Electric Cooperative, at the one-megawatt solar array in Holly Springs.
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In South Arkansas, Solar Power Is Hot

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. read more >
Mark Lundy of South Arkansas Telephone Co. and Mark Cayce of Ouachita Electric Cooperative have teamed up to offer broadband to customers in their market.
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Arkansas Cooperatives Apply Rural Electrification Model to Internet Access

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. read more >
On a peak day in August, this solar array in East Camden supplied 12 megawatts of power for Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp.
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Solar Power On the Rise in Arkansas

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. read more >

SATCO and OECC Form ARIS to Offer 1Gb Internet

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. read more >
Energy

East Camden Solar Plant Turns on Power

The power turned on Thursday at the state's largest solar installation, a 12MW solar plant in East Camden. read more >
Solar panels similar to these will be installed at an 81-megawatt facility in Arkansas County if Entergy Arkansas receives approval for the project.
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Arkansas Solar Projects Get Turn in Limelight

Utilities around the state are turning to solar energy-generation projects as the cost of wrangling the sun’s rays becomes more economical. read more >