NRECA created this DG Toolkit to help electric co-ops address the legal, economic and technical issues raised by consumer-owned generation. These materials provide models and guidance that each co-op can adapt to its unique needs after consultation with management, legal counsel and system engineers.
NRECA created an initial DG Toolkit in 2014. In May 2022, NRECA's Transmission and Distribution Engineering Committee (TDEC) System Planning Subcommittee updated the DG Toolkit, due to the rapid increase of installing DG units by co-ops consumer-members, the update of DER interconnection standards (e.g., IEEE 1547-2018), and the increase adoption of new technologies, such as battery energy storage.
Consumers interested in distributed generation should contact their own cooperative for more information.
2022 Distributed Generation Toolkit Update
The updated DG Toolkit includes more generic classification of DG sizes, information for more recent resources to our industry, and relevant updated standards.
2014 Distributed Generation Toolkit
We suggest beginning with the “Business and Contract Guide for Interconnection” that will guide you through the process and provide you descriptions for each of the documents. With these toolkit resources, co-ops should be able to draft the rules, policies, tariffs, contract documents and retail rates required to respond to member requests for interconnection.
Business and Contract Guide for InterconnectionConsumer Guidelines for Interconnection<10 kW Inverter Based ProcessDG Rates ManualModel Interconnection ApplicationModel Long Form Interconnection ContractModel Short Form Interconnection ContractPre Application ReportPre Application Report Response Template
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