Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp.


Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. (AECC) was created on July 11, 1949 to provide Arkansas' electric cooperatives with a reliable and affordable power supply. Based in Little Rock, AECC is owned by Arkansas' 17 electric distribution cooperatives and is one of the top generation and transmission cooperatives in the nation. The generation and transmission cooperative has assets of about $1.8 billion and annual energy sales of about $727 million.

Generation Facilities and Purchased Power Agreements 

AECC owns or has purchase power agreements for a total of 4,295 megawatts of generation capacity. AECC's generation plants include three natural gas/oil-based plants, three hydroelectric generating stations on the Arkansas River, and four natural gas-based plants. AECC also owns portions of four coal-based power plants in Arkansas. 

In addition to its owned generation assets, AECC has purchase power agreements for additional energy resources. AECC purchases approximately 189 megawatts of hydroelectric energy from the Southwestern Power Administration and four megawatts of biomass energy from the Eco-Vista landfill. AECC has also entered into 20-year purchased power agreements for approximately 373 megawatts of wind energy and has contracted to receive up to 14 megawatts of solar energy.  

Altogether, the total amount of these resources exceeds 752 megawatts, which represents more than 18 percent of the cooperative’s generation and energy portfolio.

Collectively, Arkansas' electric cooperatives provide a diverse and reliable generation mix to more than 500,000 homes, farms and businesses in Arkansas and surrounding states.

Carl E. Bailey Generating Station

Augusta, Arkansas

  • Operation: Unit 1 - 1966
  • Ownership: AECC owns 100% of this plant
  • Fuel: Primary - Natural Gas, Backup - #6 Fuel Oil
  • Capability: 122 Megawatts

Carl S. Whillock Hydroelectric Generating Station

Morrilton, Arkansas

  • Operation: 1993
  • Ownership: AECC owns 100% of this plant
  • Fuel: Arkansas River
  • Capability: 32.4 Megawatts

Clyde T. Ellis Hydroelectric Generating Station

Barling, Arkansas

  • Operation: 1988
  • Ownership: AECC owns 100% of this plant
  • Fuel: Arkansas River
  • Capability: 32.4 Megawatts

Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Hydropower Generating Station

Dumas, Arkansas

  • Operation: 1999
  • Ownership: AECC owns 100% of this plant
  • Fuel: Arkansas River
  • Capability: 102.6 Megawatts

Elkins Generating Station

Elkins, Arkansas

  • Operation:
  • Ownership: AECC owns 100% of this plant
  • Fuel: Natural Gas
  • Capability: 60 Megawatts

Flint Creek Power Plant

Gentry, Arkansas

  • Operation: Unit 1 - July 1978
  • Ownership: AECC owns 50% of this plant
  • Fuel: Low-sulfur coal mined near Gillette, Wyoming
  • Capability: 528 Megawatts

Fulton CT1 Generating Station

Fulton, Arkansas

  • Operation: May 26, 2001
  • Ownership: AECC owns 100% of this plant
  • Fuel: Natural Gas
  • Capability: 153 Megawatts

Harry L. Oswald Generating Station at Wrightsville

Wrightsville, Arkansas

  • Operation: July 1, 2003
  • Ownership: AECC owns 100% of this plant
  • Fuel: Natural Gas
  • Capability: 548 Megawatts

Independence Steam Electric Station

Newark, Arkansas

  • Operation: Unit 1 - January 1983/Unit 2 - December 1984
  • Ownership: AECC owns 35% of this plant
  • Fuel: Low-sulfur coal mined near Gillette, Wyoming
  • Capability: 1,678 Megawatts

John L. McClellan Generating Station

Camden, Arkansas

  • Operation: Unit 1 - 1971
  • Ownership: AECC owns 100% of this plant
  • Fuel: Primary - Natural Gas, Backup - #6 Fuel Oil
  • Capability: 134 Megawatts

John W. Turk, Jr. Power Plant

Fulton, Arkansas

  • Operation: December 2012
  • Ownership: AECC owns 73 megawatts of this plant
  • Fuel: Low-sulfur coal from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming
  • Capability: 624 Megawatts

Magnet Cove Generating Station

Malvern, Arkansas

  • Operation: 2006
  • Ownership: AECC owns 100% of this plant
  • Fuel: Natural Gas
  • Capability: 660 Megawatts

Thomas B. Fitzhugh Generating Station

Ozark, Arkansas

  • Operation: Unit 1 - 1963/Unit 2 - 2003
  • Ownership: AECC owns 100% of this plant
  • Fuel: Primary-Natural Gas, Backup-#2 Fuel Oil
  • Capability: 170.6 Megawatts

White Bluff Steam Electric Station

Redfield, Arkansas

  • Operation: Unit 1 - August 1980/Unit 2 - July 1981
  • Ownership: AECC owns 35% of this plant
  • Fuel: Low-sulfur coal mined near Gillette, Wyoming
  • Capability: 1,659 Megawatts

Cooperative Contact Information

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation
www.aecc.com
1 Cooperative Way
Little Rock, AR 72209

Interconnection Inquiries:

David McRae
Email: david.mcrae@aecc.com
Phone: 501-570-2635 

Rate Inquiries:

Robert Shields
Email: robert.shields@aecc.com
Phone: 501-570-2200
 
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