AECC’s power production fleet, which includes the John L. McClellan Generating Station in Camden, performed well during January’s winter storm. Photo by Kris Stafford.
Category: Currents

Winter Storm Gerri was a record setter for Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC). The AECC system set a new peak of 3,466 megawatts (MW) on Jan. 16. This is 145 MW higher than the previous peak set during Winter Storm Elliott in December of 2022.

“Winter Storm Gerri was no slouch,” said Kollin Derynck, AECC vice president of power production, about the weather event with snow and freezing temperatures that shut down much of the state for a week. But AECC was ready for her.

Derynck said, “Thanks to diligent preparation by our teams and application of lessons learned, the power plants were able to improve upon their ability to operate through harsh winter conditions. Keeping AECC’s generation stations available during critical periods reduces market exposure cost risk for our consumer-members. As we move forward, AECC will continue to apply lessons learned to ensure we are better prepared for when the next winter weather comes our way!”