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Central Electric Power Cooperative Receives USDA Grant for Lighting Retrofit Project

Central Electric Power Cooperative has been awarded a grant for just over $11,000 from USDA Rural Development for a lighting retrofit project.  The grant, available under the Renewable Energy for America Program (REAP), will fund up to 25% of the lighting upgrade project at Central’s headquarters facilities.

Award Winning Effort in Energy Efficiency

Central Electric Power Cooperative and its eight member distribution cooperatives recently received recognition in the 2010 “Spotlight on Excellence” national awards program, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

Ribbon cutting launches Chamois Power Plan algae experiment to reduce carbon dioxide

SPRINGFIELD, MO. – Central Electric Power Cooperative hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 31, 2010 for an algae demonstration project at its Chamois Power Plant, east of Jefferson City on the Missouri River.

Electric Co-Ops to Buy Power from Missouri’s First Wind Farm

Central’s wholesale energy provider, Associated Electric Cooperative Inc., continues to diversify its owned and contracted generation resources, announcing in January 2006 that it will purchase power from Missouri's first utility-scale wind farm. The 50-megawatt "Bluegrass Ridge" wind farm in northwest Missouri is being developed and built by Wind Capital Group and John Deere Wind Energy.

Central Electric’s Award-Winning Education Programs

In 2004 Central Electric received the Silver Switch Award from the Rural Electricity Resource Council, formerly National Food and Energy Council, for its demonstrated commitment to education and electrical safety.  Working as a team with its eight member cooperatives, Central and its members have developed an effective education program that brings the message of electricity’s value and safe use to schools, youth groups, adult audiences and community organizations.  Every year the program reaches out to over 25,000 students and ad

Central Generates Green Power in 2003

Central’s Chamois Power Plant produced “green power” in 2003.  Due to tornados that damaged the Hammons Products walnut facility in Stockton, Missouri on May 5, 2003, Central was able to purchase a large amount of walnut shells that would otherwise have been disposed of as waste in a local landfill. 


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