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Springfield, MO – The three-tiered system of cooperatives served by Associated Electric Cooperative has endured record-setting peak demand days brought on by extreme temperatures in its service area and a wide swath of the country. Associated was able to reliably serve its member load, not requiring any service interruptions, in part due to its diverse generation portfolio and ...

Associated Electric Cooperative has contracted to buy the wind energy from the Clear Creek Wind Farm, bringing its contracted wind energy nameplate capacity to 1,010 megawatts. Following is the news release on the Clear Creek farm issued May 18, 2020, by Tenaska. Wind Farm in Northwest Missouri Begins Commercial Operation Tenaska Clear Creek Energy Center Can Generate 242 MW ...

United Way of the Ozarks recently named Michele Bassett and Lynette Myers, who lead the fundraising efforts at Associated Electric Cooperative Inc., among its select “campaign managers of the year,” which are part of the nonprofit agency’s Pillar Awards. AECI has long been a United Way pacesetter company, and Bassett and Myers have led the annual giving campaign at Associated ...

Associated Electric Cooperative has a longstanding and specific plan designed to address pandemics like COVID-19 and has been working proactively to ensure it is prepared for any impacts of the global pandemic.  Associated continues to take appropriate measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, protect employees and safeguard the bulk electric system. No negative impac ...

Dell, Arkansas – Associated Electric Cooperative began self-operation of its Dell Power Plant Oct. 1, continuing the safe and efficient operation of the 580-megawatt natural gas power plant that is an important part of its resources to serve member cooperatives in three states.  Associated announced in May that it would end its operations and maintenance contract Sept. 30 with ...

ENEL GREEN POWER’S NEW MISSOURI WIND FARM TO SUPPLY RENEWABLE ENERGY TO AECI Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. will purchase the entire output of Enel Green Power’s 236.5 MW White Cloud wind project, currently in development in Nodaway County, Missouri The project is expected to begin construction in the second half of 2019 and become operational by the end of 2020 Bo ...

March 9, 2018, release from the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Contact: Maggie Kost, DED, 573-522-5058 | maggie.kost@ded.mo.gov Marston, MO – Delaware-based Magnitude 7 Metals announced plans today to create more than 450 jobs and to reopen an aluminum smelter in Marston, Missouri. “After the closure of the aluminum smelter in Marston, hundreds of people worked ...

MARYVILLE, Missouri – Tenaska, one of the leading independent power producers in the United States, has signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (Associated) with a capacity of approximately 236 megawatts (MW) of renewable power from a wind project in northwest Missouri. The Tenaska Clear Creek Energy Center project, currently ...

Associated Electric Cooperative will receive more than $45,000 through the Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation to develop habitat at its Thomas Hill Energy Center for the monarch butterfly – which has experienced a 90 percent decline in the last 20 years.   The Missouri foundation received one of 23 new grants totaling $3.77 million from the National Fish and Wildlife F ...

Note: The following news release was issued April 20 by National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. CLIFTON HILL, Mo.—Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt visited Missouri to discuss the agency’s “Back to the Basics” regulatory approach and learn more about the role electric cooperatives play in powering the nation’s economy. “We can do both: growth ...

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