The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the Cooperative Research Network, the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corp. and Energy Co-Opportunity have worked together to develop a number of resources to help electric cooperatives address the legal, economic and technical issues raised by consumer-owned generation.
These materials are not designed to be used exactly as presented here. Instead, they provide models and guidance that each cooperative can adapt to their own unique needs after consultation with management, legal counsel, and system engineers. With these materials, each cooperative should be able to draft the rules, policies, tariffs, and contract documents required to respond positively to consumer requests for interconnection.
Consumers interested in distributed generation should contact their own cooperative for more information.