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Doug Maglothin, CEO of Diamond State Networks

Diamond State Networks Names Doug Maglothin CEO

Maglothin was previously partner and chief strategy officer for Leverage Broadband Strategies, a telecommunications consulting firm. read more >
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Business Services / Construction / Energy / Government & Politics / Nonprofits / Small Business

Have Fiber, Will Connect, Co-ops Say

Increasing access to broadband is the mission of a $1.66 billion project in Arkansas. read more >
Business Services / Energy

13 Electric Co-Ops Announce $1.6B Plan to Form New Broadband Provider

The organization, called Diamond State Networks, would provide access to more than 1.25 million rural Arkansans. read more >
Mitchell Johnson, President and CEO of Ozarks Electric, Jared Cleveland, Superintendent of Springdale Public Schools, and Derek A. Dyson, President and CEO of Today’s Power, participated in the groundbreaking for a new 2.38-megawatt solar project Wednesday, Feb. 9 near Sonora Middle School in Springdale.
Construction / Education / Energy

Today’s Power, Ozarks Electric Begin Solar Project for Springdale Schools

It's expected to save the Springdale School District $2.6 million over the 25-year term of a power-purchase agreement. read more >
Education / Real Estate

Multi-Industry Solar Park Operating in Fayetteville

Ozarks Electric Cooperative and Today’s Power Inc. of North Little Rock dedicated a 2.7-megawatt solar energy plant in Lincoln on Friday. read more >
Johnson Controls, with a $13 million project pending for Greenbrier schools, also partnered with Seal Solar in the project above for Washington County, which came online last year.
Construction / Energy / Government & Politics

Schools Go Solar: Sun Lights Path from High School to JobsLock Icon

Johnson Controls of Little Rock and Greenbrier schools are on the cusp of a $13 million project to give the district Arkansas’ largest public entity-owned solar plant, new energy efficiency systems and “the cherry on top,” a high school pipeline to solar industry jobs. read more >
The cities of Springdale and Lincoln, along with Elkins and Lincoln Public Schools and OzarksGo, were represented Friday at a solar array construction site near Lincoln (Washington County).
Education / Energy

Lincoln Solar Project Partners Cities, Schools, Co-Op Subsidiary

Ozarks Electric Cooperative of Fayetteville and Today’s Power Inc. broke ground Friday on a 2.7-Mw solar power station that will power two northwest Arkansas cities, two school districts and the cooperative’s telecommunications subsidiary, OzarksGo. read more >
Matt Bell, partner in Entegrity of Little Rock, foresees more distributed generation of electric power in the future, and expects a boom in solar projects to continue across Arkansas.
Government & Politics

COVID Relief Deal Bolsters Sun Power; Ozarks Electric Announces ‘Solar Park’

Solar power contractors in Arkansas are calling tax incentives and other provisions of the $900 billion COVID-19 relief plan a boost for the renewable power industry. read more >
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Government & Politics

Fayetteville, Ozarks Electric and TPI, Attach Solar-Storage Combo to Grid

One of the state's first large-scale combinations of solar energy generation and battery storage hooked onto the power grid this week, a $23 million landmark in the city of Fayetteville's commitment to sustainable energy. read more >
Education / Legal

$150M Awarded In 1998 Arkansas School Shooting Lawsuit

A judge overseeing a civil lawsuit in northeast Arkansas on Monday awarded $150 million to the families of five people who were fatally shot outside an Arkansas school in 1998. read more >
Construction / Energy

Ozarks Electric to Build Solar Generation Facility in Springdale

Ozarks Electric will soon begin construction of a one-megawatt solar generation facility in Springdale, the company announced on Wednesday. read more >