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Alger Delta Electric Cooperative Is Accepting Applications for Economic Development Funds

Alger Delta Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for a $1,000 donation to be awarded in June of 2017. The utility encourages organizations that are increasing economic development in the community to apply. These organizations could include local economic development organizations; industrial park boards; revitalization/redevelopment authorities; business improvement districts and community action councils; and chambers of commerce.

Eligible organizations must be Alger Delta Electric Cooperative members. Recipients will be chosen based on upcoming projects and plans for economic development. All applications are due no later than May 10, 2017 and recipients will be announced on June 10, 2017 at our Annual Meeting. To fill out an application click Economic Development Form

Alger Delta’s Power Supply to Include Electricity from Wisconsin’s Largest Solar Energy Center

Alger Delta Cooperative Electric Association will meet more of its members’ electricity needs with power harnessed from the sun thanks to a recently announced agreement between Alger Delta’s not-for-profit power supplier, WPPI Energy, and NextEra Energy Resources.

WPPI Energy and NextEra Energy Resources recently announced plans to build a 100 megawatt solar energy center – Wisconsin’s largest – with a capacity to serve more than 23,000 people with affordable, clean energy.

“This solar energy center adds diversity to help us meet WPPI Energy member utilities’ long-term needs in a way that’s more cost-effective than other opportunities currently available to us,” said Mike Peters, president and CEO of WPPI Energy. “In addition, our membership has achieved significant emission reductions over the past 10 years, and the clean, renewable energy generated by this project will help us continue that effort.”

NextEra Energy Resources plans to build and operate the Point Beach Solar Energy Center on land adjacent to its existing Point Beach Nuclear Plant in Two Rivers, Wis. The project is scheduled to come online in 2021.

WPPI Energy has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement to buy the electricity from the solar energy center to serve its 51 member utilities across Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and Iowa, including Alger Delta.

“We are pleased that the addition of this major power supply resource complements Alger Delta’s commitment to serving our community as cost-effectively as possible and will help us continue reducing our emissions,” said Tom Harrell, Alger Delta’s CEO. “The timing of this deal could not be better for Alger Delta and its members. The energy bills passed at the end of the last legislative session call for increased reliance on renewables, among other things. Securing 100 megawatts of solar energy through WPPI helps us meet those goals while keeping energy clean, reliable, and affordable. What a great thing for our members and for the UP” Harrell added.

Through WPPI Energy, these not-for-profit utilities share resources and pool their purchasing power to provide reliable, affordable electricity to more than 200,000 homes and businesses in Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and Iowa.

For more information about WPPI Energy, visit WPPI Energy.

For more information about NextEra Energy Resources, visit NextEra Energy.

Deadline for Nomination Petition Nears

Alger Delta Cooperative will hold director elections in three of its nine Districts in 2017. Districts 5 (Gourley/LaBranche/Cornell); 7 (Stonington/Rapid River); and 8 (Nahma/Isabella) will elect representatives to the Board of Directors. The deadline for filing a nomination petition is March 9 for District 5, March 10 for District 7 and March 11 for District 8.

For more information about serving on the Board of Directors you can read Article III of the cooperative’s bylaws just go to the “About Us” tab then “Bylaws/Tariffs/Rates.” You can also find more details or print out the nominating petition from our website under the “About Us” then “Board of Directors” tab.

If you cannot access our website and would like to receive a copy of the bylaws or a nominating petition, call Alger Delta at 906-428-4141.

District Meeting Dates

District Meetings will be held this year in District 5 (Gourley/LaBranch/Cornell) on Monday, May 8th. For District 7 (Stonington) on Tuesday, May 9th and for District 8 (Isabella/Nahma) on Wednesday, May 10th.

We will keep our members up-to-date as to location and times of the meetings.