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Arkansas Electric Cooperative enters wind-power pact

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 3, 2013 at 12:57 p.m.

— Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. says it has entered into an agreement to buy wind-generated electricity from a wind farm in Kansas.

The long-term agreement announced Thursday has the Flat Ridge 2 Wind Farm providing the cooperative with 51 megawatts of wind energy.

The cooperative is a wholesale electricity supplier that provides power to members with 500,000 customers.

The Flat Ridge 2 Wind Farm will provide energy to consumers in Arkansas, Louisiana and Missouri.

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mhck52 says... January 3, 2013 at 3 p.m.

So, how does 51 mega watts compare to what is being generated or used now?

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RonalFos says... January 3, 2013 at 10:28 p.m.

This is a great decision. It creates good paying jobs (that don't destroy lungs in the process) and moves us in the direction of energy that is cost effective and sustainable over the long haul.

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ksmith075104040700 says... January 4, 2013 at 7:14 a.m.

Why isn't all the wind power coming to Arkansas cooperative ratepayers?

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