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Petit Jean Electric Cooperative and Today's Power, Inc. Announce Groundbreaking Event for 1 MW Solar

Clinton, Arkansas - May 25, 2023 - Petit Jean Electric Cooperative (PJE) and Today's Power, Inc. (TPI) are thrilled to announce the groundbreaking for their joint venture, a 1 MW solar site in Clinton, Arkansas. This pioneering project marks a significant step towards clean and sustainable energy for the region.

The 1 MW solar site is a testament to Petit Jean Electric Cooperative's and Today's Power, Inc.'s unwavering commitment to providing reliable and affordable electricity while embracing renewable resources. Once operational, this solar facility is expected to generate approximately 2,00,000 kilowatt-hours of clean electricity in year one, powering the equivalent of 193 of homes and reducing carbon emissions by an estimated 1,529 metric tons.

"The Petit Jean Electric Board and Management are excited to add this beneficial technology to our portfolio of resources that provide value to our members’ lives through reliable and affordable electric service. Our partnership with Today’s Power, Inc. and Arkansas Electric Cooperative, Inc. demonstrates the value of longstanding relationships with those who are committed to cooperative principles and focus on local cooperative members.” - Michael Kirkland, CEO/General Manager of Petit Jean Electric.

Petit Jean Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative serving approximately 21,000 members across seven counties in north-central Arkansas. Their partnership with Today's Power, Inc., a subsidiary of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, showcases their shared dedication to implementing innovative and environmentally conscious solutions.

Derek Dyson, CEO/President of Today's Power, Inc., stated “TPI is excited to work with Petit Jean Electric Cooperative in development and installation of a 1MW solar facility to support Petit Jean’s members interest in renewable energy. Today’s Power appreciates Petit Jean, along with the other members of the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, in being very supportive of renewable energy development in Arkansas by working with Today’s Power.”

The groundbreaking event served as a symbol of progress and the shared vision of Petit Jean Electric Cooperative and Today's Power, Inc. in fostering sustainable growth and cultivating a cleaner future for Arkansas.

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