​​​​​​​​​​​As part of NRECA Research​'s Rural Area Distributed Wind Integration Network Development project, RADWIND, this series of case studies highlights the experience of electric cooperatives deploying or interconnecting distributed wind resources. These cover various use-cases and scales of projects to provide real-world examples to assist other cooperatives and rural utilities who are considering distributed wind as a resource, either on its​ own or in combination with other distributed energy resources.
This effort is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), through the Wind Energy Technology Office (WETO), under Award Number DE-EE0008958.0001.


  • Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative
    ​CREBs, corn, and community: How a pioneering wind project was made possible by favorable financing, ethanol plant industrial substations, and a co-op's perseverance and partnerships.

  • Lake Region Electric Cooperative - Coming Soon!
    Renewable energy and rate stabilization from an innovative ​wind-solar hybrid system.

  • More to come!

​For more information on RADWIND an​d to find out how you can be involved: