The smart solution to providing the power we need is to do what’s right for the environment and the members we serve by using a balanced combination of generation resources. With more than 500,000 members in 74 counties throughout Arkansas, the 17 distribution cooperatives and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. utilize wind, water, biomass, solar energy, natural gas and the cleanest coal technology available to power communities throughout the state.
With the right mix, reliable, affordable power will always be a reality in Arkansas. And the goal of the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas is to stay ahead of Arkansas’s energy needs and lead the way for a balanced approach to providing reliable, affordable power.
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The Mix Matters.
In 2012, we reached a long-term purchase power agreement for 51 megawatts of wind energy to provide another diverse source of clean, renewable energy.
Our three run-of-the-river hydroelectic generating stations continue to provide clean, reliable energy at the lowest possible cost.
In 2009, we purchased 33 solar panels as part of a pilot program to test small-scale solar power to evaluate its role in future energy production.
With the opening of the John W. Turk Jr. Power plant, we will be producing energy in one of the cleanest, most efficient coal-based plants in the U.S.
In 2012, we joined in the efforts to support the potential deployment of the Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor — staying on top of new technology options.
A 10-year agreement with WM Renewable Energy, LLC is putting methane gas from the Eco-Vista Landfill to work generating power for our members.
Sources of energy are all around us. They're flowing through our rivers. Blowing through our trees. They're even sitting right below our feet. And the places where these resources are being used to generate the energy we need are all around us as well. By utilizing this balanced approach to power generation, we can ensure that reliable, affordable power will always be a reality in Arkansas.