​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.


  • ​​Homer Electric Association​ ​
    ​​​Net metering for member-owned distributed wind.

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

  • Lake Region Electric Coop​erative
    Renewable energy and rate stabilization from an innovative ​wind-solar hybrid system.

  • Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative
    ​Front-of-meter wind turbine connected to the co-op's distribution grid: How coal formed the foundation for a distributed wind energy project in rural Illinois

  • More to come!

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