Jacksonville, Ark., May 31, 2017 – First Electric Cooperatives Corporation, Inc. (FECC) of Jacksonville and Today’s Power, Inc. (TPI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI), will dedicate a one-megawatt solar field on May 31.

 BACK ROW (Left to right): Harry Hamlin, attorney for the board, Don Crabbe, President/Chief Executive Officer, Tracy Hudspeth, Drasco, Larry Wood, Vice-Chairman, Lonoke, David Luebke, Scott, Tom Hasty Jr., Almyra.  FRONT ROW (Left to right): Rick Love, Jacksonville, Karissa Rushing, Benton, Jimmie Crockett, Rose Bud, Robert Maertens, Secretary-Treasurer, Benton, Robert Hill, Chairman, Perryville

BACK ROW (Left to right): Harry Hamlin, attorney for the board, Don Crabbe, President/Chief Executive Officer, Tracy Hudspeth, Drasco, Larry Wood, Vice-Chairman, Lonoke, David Luebke, Scott, Tom Hasty Jr., Almyra.  FRONT ROW (Left to right): Rick Love, Jacksonville, Karissa Rushing, Benton, Jimmie Crockett, Rose Bud, Robert Maertens, Secretary-Treasurer, Benton, Robert Hill, Chairman, Perryville

“First Electric provides our members with safe, reliable electricity in a cost-effective manner,” said Don Crabbe, CEO/president of FECC. “Our board works to meet the needs of our membership both today and in the future. All of our members will share in the benefits from the renewable energy produced by the solar field.”

According to Michael Henderson, president of TPI, the photovoltaic solar field, maximizes economic and operational efficiencies based on FECC’s load profile, wholesale power supply billing, strategic goals, and other factors.

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“The TPI solar offering provides maximum energy density and requires approximately 40 percent less space than traditional systems,” he said. “First Electric’s solar field is projected to generate 47,651,737 kilowatt hours of non-emitting energy over its 25-year useful life.”

Today’s Power, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI), a Little Rock-based utility service cooperative owned by 17 Arkansas electric distribution cooperatives, and provides utilities, commercial operations, and homeowners with reliable solar solutions.

 Representatives from the Today's Power team at the dedication for First Electric's 1 MW Solar Field. (Left to Right:  Michael Henderson, Chris Burnley, Jennah Denney and Matt Irving. 

Representatives from the Today's Power team at the dedication for First Electric's 1 MW Solar Field. (Left to Right:  Michael Henderson, Chris Burnley, Jennah Denney and Matt Irving. 

 Employees of First Electric Cooperative

Employees of First Electric Cooperative

First Electric serves more than 92,000 active accounts throughout 18 counties in central and southeast Arkansas. The cooperative’s headquarters is in Jacksonville with full-service offices in Benton, Heber Springs, Perryville and Stuttgart. For more information, call 800-489-7405 or visit www.firstelectric.coop or www.facebook.com/FirstElectric.

For additional information, contact:

Jennah Denney                                                         

Today’s Power, Inc.

(501) 400-548 or  jdenney@todayspower.com                  

www.todayspower.com