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Cooperatives Prepare for Freezing Weather

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Inc., the statewide cooperative association, reported that line crews at all co-ops are on alert and ready to respond to any power outages. read more >
Construction / Energy

Winds of Change In the Power Mix

Arkansas is set to see its first wind farm this year or next, a $300 million scattering of 500-foot-tall turbines with the capacity to generate 180 megawatts of electricity. read more >
Nick Duplantis
Energy

Nick DuPlantis Joins Cromwell Architects Engineers (Movers & Shakers)

DuPlantis will focus on developing structural models and producing construction drawings in coordination with the structural engineers and architects. read more >
Bill Halter, CEO, Scenic Hill Solar, said his company “realizes that the pandemic will mean challenges for financing and the industry.”
Energy / Government & Politics / Manufacturing

New Dawn for US Solar Rising Here, Halter Says

Last week, Scenic Hill Solar CEO Bill Halter announced a major initiative to make Arkansas a center of solar power that is “American Made, Arkansas Built.” read more >
Buddy Hasten, president and CEO, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. in Little Rock
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Keeping the Lights On With AECC’s Buddy Hasten

The CEO of the electric co-op is sounding the alarm about accountability and reliability in the regional electricity supply. read more >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson
Energy / Government & Politics / Public Companies

Governor Enlists Department Heads, Energy CEOs to Protect Power Grid

The goal is to avoid an electrical grid crisis like the one that crippled Texas last winter. read more >
Energy

MISO Goes on Hurricane Alert for Ida

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator, the regional power grid operator with a headquarters in Little Rock, is poised to respond to the widespread turmoil expected from Hurricane Ida in Louisiana and beyond. read more >
The Southwest Power Pool crisis coordination center in Little Rock was a key hub in February, when cold weather overwhelmed the Texas grid.
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Arkansas Power Officials Look to Texas, Count BlessingsLock Icon

A future disruption as severe as when a deadly winter storm overwhelmed Texas’ power supply appears far less likely in Arkansas. read more >
Daryl Brown, executive director of external affairs for MISO South Region
Business Services / Construction / Energy / Nonprofits

MISO’s Darryl Brown Warns Not to Ignore the Generation Gap

Darryl Brown, the executive director of external affairs for the South Region of Midcontinent Independent System Operator, explains one of the most important lessons learned from Texas' deep freeze. read more >
Construction

Entergy Shopping for Lots More Solar and Wind Power

Entergy Arkansas, the state’s largest electric utility, is seeking at least 300 megawatts of renewable generation projects to supplement its electrical supply by 2026. read more >