February 2004 - Boone Electric Cooperative (BEC) announced that it has lowered the premium charged for its Renewable Choice green power product from 3.0¢/kWh to 2.0¢/kWh. The premium reduction stems from the utility's use of walnut shells that were ruined when tornadoes struck a storage building last May in Stockton, Missouri. The damaged shells were transported about 150 miles and co-fired in a coal plant, generating nearly four million kWh that will be used to supply the green pricing program. Previously, the utility had contracted for wind energy generated from a Kansas-based wind project.
News Article - Cooperative goes nuts for renewable energy
BEC Contact: Chris Rolfing (573) 876-1266
May 2003 - Boone Electric Cooperative (BEC), which serves about 25,000 customers in Boone County and portions of five other mid-Missouri counties, announced that it will offer its customers a wind energy purchase option beginning in July. The green power will be sold in 100-kWh blocks at a price of about $3.00 per month, or a rate premium of 3¢/kWh. The wind energy will be sourced from Aquila's 110-MW Gray County Wind Farm located in southeastern Kansas and be supplied by Associated Electric Cooperative, which provides wholesale power to six regional and 51 local electric cooperative systems in Missouri, Oklahoma and southeast Iowa.
News Article - Boone Electric coop offers up alternative
BEC Contact: Chris Rohlfing (573) 449-4181