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Success story of the solar array

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Ouachita Electric cooperative in Camden, Arkansas wants to add the 100 kilowatt AC solar array that was made by Today’s Power Inc., to their...
Creating Opportunities for Rural America

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The diversity of Arkansas’s landscape makes the Natural State a truly unique environment. We can be proud of the resources that exist in our state...
Broadband Now Offered From OzarkGo

Monday, April 10, 2017

Ozarks Electric Cooperative recently partnered with OzarkGo for Broadband, or fiber-to-home, options for customers in some locations of Arkansas. Members in Fayetteville West, Farmington, Eddie...
15 Benefits of Hiring Military Veterans

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

It’s tough to find good help these days. According to one recent survey by Silicon Valley Bank, four out of five US businesses are planning to...
Learn about the Carroll Electric Cooperative

Monday, April 03, 2017

As a member of the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, the Carroll Electric Cooperative is dedicated to its customers and community. The cooperative stresses the importance of...
Rich Mountain Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

Monday, March 27, 2017

After the Senator Lyndon Johnson addressed the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the Rural Electric Youth Tour was born. The tour shows young people...
Learn about Farmers Electric Cooperative

Monday, March 13, 2017

Member-owned Farmer Electric Cooperative started in 1937 and was formed to improve the quality of life for rural Arkansans. The cooperative is a proud sponsor of...
Co-op Tradition at Top of the Pole

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

It was nearly 40 years ago, but Craighead Electric Cooperative CEO Brian Duncan still remembers the words of “old school lineman” L.A. Carter to young...
Solar Power On the Rise in Arkansas

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

There’s nothing new under the sun? A quick glance around Arkansas, where solar power projects are popping up all over, shows just the opposite. The state’s...
Helena Harbor gets back on track

Monday, July 18, 2016

A dedication for Enviro Tech Chemical Co.’s $15 million plant at the Helena Harbor on March 31, 2015, attracted more than 300 people, including Gov. Asa Hutchinson....
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In 1940, 112,050 of 1.95 million Residents in Arkansas had Electricity

In 1937, the first electric cooperative utility pole was erected in Arkansas by First Electric Cooperative in Jacksonville, marking the development of a system that now covers 60 percent of the state's land area.