Business Case for Distributed Wind in Rural Electric Cooperative Service Areas is part of a
series of project reports produced by NRECA Research’s Rural Area Distributed Wind
Integration Network Development (RADWIND) project about wind as a distributed energy
resource (DER). It seeks to identify and address market barriers to distributed wind adoption by
laying out the business case for distributed wind in the three use cases established by the
RADWIND project: front-of-the-meter, behind-the-meter, and off-grid. These use cases can
involve turbine technologies of various scales, as well as hybridization with other complimentary
technologies such as solar PV and battery energy storage.