Advanced Energy Business Leaders Join Governor to Celebrate Solar Access Act
AAEA Members Join Governor for Energy Performance Contracting Bill Signing
The Solar Access Act (Senate Bill 145), sponsored by Senator Dave Wallace (R-Leachville), earned strong support from Arkansas legislators, passing the Senate by a vote of 28-2 and the House by a vote of 83-5 last month.
“From this day on, the consumers of Arkansas will drive this market,” Senator Wallace said during today’s signing ceremony. “It’s a great day for Arkansas.”
Governor Hutchinson told the business leaders and supporters gathered that this bill means Arkansas is “open for business.”
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A bill signing ceremony was held Monday afternoon for legislation that will help spur energy efficiency and renewable energy projects among the state’s public entities, including schools, the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association announced today. Advanced energy business leaders joined Governor Asa Hutchinson, Representative Rick Beck, ADEQ Director Becky Keogh and ADEQ Associate Director Mitchell Simpson in the Governor’s conference room to celebrate the measure’s strong support among elected leaders.
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“The organization is particularly interested in establishing habitat around renewable energy developments,” said Monty Williams, vice president of marketing and communications for the Jonesboro, Arkansas-based distribution co-op. That has prompted an alliance involving Craighead EC, Today’s Power.”
Solar Energy Report Shows Solid Progress in Arkansas
Arkansas Energy Performance Contracting provides the state’s public entities the opportunity to utilize guaranteed energy savings to improve the energy and operational efficiency of their existing facilities without the need for upfront capital
Fayetteville Solar Project Designed to Save City $6 Million
Arkansas, which had a meager 22 megawatts of solar power at the end of 2017, saw its totals rise 552 percent, ranking it 32nd among solar states, up 13 spots from a year before. Arkansas' 369 solar jobs are up 30 percent from 2017, the report found.
Women of TPI
The groundbreaking of Arkansas’ largest solar power system on municipal land marks the start of increasing opportunities to the city of Fayetteville as the project is expected to save the city of Fayetteville $6 million over 20 years. The City of Fayetteville is collaborating with Ozarks Electric Cooperative and Today’s Power Inc. to raise clean energy consumption by city facilities from 16 percent to 72 percent, according to Susan Norton, the city’s Director of Communication and Marketing.
#InternationalWomensMonth At Today's Power, Inc. (TPI), we recognize that our success would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our employees. Today we would like to introduce the women of TPI, Jennah and Kelly.