The wise use of electricity, Beneficial Electrification, has sparked widespread re-thinking of policies that encourage or mandate less electricity use and promote infrastructure planning. Advancements in electric technologies continue to create new opportunities to use electricity as a substitute for on-site fossil fuels like natural gas, propane, gasoline and fuel oil, with increased efficiency and control. It also offers local economic development and enhances the quality of the product used by the customer.
Electrifying industrial and commercial processes is a proven method to help local businesses stay competitive. Beneficial electrification strengthens the cooperative presence in the community and offers benefits to the electric system. Working with C&I customers is a good place to start. To provide examples of various approaches to working with C&I customers on beneficial electrification initiatives, NRECA offers a series of case studies.
Value to Electric Cooperatives
The case studies in this series describe approaches to working with C&I customers on beneficial electrification initiatives.