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North Dakota's Largest Coal Plant Set to Close

The largest coal-fired power plant in North Dakota is scheduled to close in 2022, with the Minnesota-based wholesale electric power cooperative that operates the facility saying the lost generation will…


Innovative Narrowband Solution for SCADA Communications

Great River Energy rolled out an extensive 700-MHz point-to-multipoint communications project within its 56,000-square-mile service area. Using high-order modulation, combined with full-duplex, multiple-input-multiple-output communications, the technology effectively doubles data capacity…


Electric Co-ops Launch “Community Storage” Initiative

Electric cooperatives are poised to increase their use of electric water heaters as a demand response (DR) and energy storage tool in their service territories. The 50 million residential electric…


TOP PLANTS: Spiritwood Station, Spiritwood, North Dakota

Owner/operator: Great River Energy Recent news has focused on the decline of the coal-fired power industry, but this highly efficient combined heat and power plant offers one template for keeping…