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Mel Coleman, CEO of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative

A Co-op Leader Sees Problems Down Line

High fuel costs, government regulation and shutdowns of fossil-fuel generation plants are strangling the electric cooperatives’ ability to supply affordable and dependable power to 1.2 million cooperative members in Arkansas. read more >

Buddy Hasten: Broadband Is ‘Next Best Thing’Lock Icon

Arkansas’ electric cooperatives are delivering broadband access to rural and remote corners of the state just as they delivered electricity to the rugged backwoods in the 20th century. (See Have […] read more >
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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 >
Jennah Denney, marketing coordinator for Today's Power Inc., at one of the utility-scale solar arrays the company has built around Arkansas and beyond.
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Today’s Power Looking Forward to a Sunny 2019Lock Icon

Today’s Power Inc., the Little Rock company specializing in building small utility-scale solar power generation projects for the state’s electric distribution co-ops, has six noteworthy projects on the books for 2019. 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 >
Entergy Arkansas has agreed to stop burning coal at White Bluff, one of its two major coal plants, by 2028.
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Power Balance Shifting In Arkansas: Coal Crucial But Losing Ground

King Coal isn’t dead, but it’s being dethroned as the top fuel source for creating electric power in Arkansas. read more >
Officials break ground Monday on a 1-megawatt solar array for North Arkansas Electric Cooperative near the co-op’s headquarters in Fulton County.

Today’s Power to Build 1-MW Solar Array Near NAEC Office in Salem

Today’s Power Inc. of Little Rock continued its string of successes with small utility-scale solar projects Monday, breaking ground on a 1-megawatt solar array for North Arkansas Electric Cooperative near the co-op’s headquarters in Salem (Fulton County). read more >

Energy Notes: Entergy Plans Demolition of Power Plant Near Stamps

Entergy finds a firm to help it take down the Harvey Couch Power Plant, and Mel Coleman, CEO of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Mountain Home, gets a key award. read more >
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Mel Coleman of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative Elected President of National Group

Mel Coleman, CEO of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Salem, has been elected president of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association board of directors, the organization announced Monday. read more >