​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​NRECA created the Distributed Generation (DG) Toolkit originally in 2014 to help electric cooperatives (co-ops) address various considerations raised by consumer-owned generation. Due to the rapid increase of installing DG units by co-ops consumer-members, the update of DER interconnection standard (i.e., IEEE 1547-2018), and the increase adoption of other technologies such as battery energy storage, the Transmission and Distribution Engineering Committee (TDEC) System Planning Subcommittee worked to update the DG Toolkit to include:​​

  • ​More generic classification of DG sizes.
  • Needed information of the new resources (e.g., battery energy storage).
  • Relevant updated standards.

These materials provide models and guidance that each co-op can adapt to its unique needs with the consultation of their management, legal counsel and system engineers.​

The updated DG Toolkit includes the following documents:

Overview Documents:

Application Documents: