Beginning in 2013, 23 electric cooperatives participated in NRECA’s $68 million Smart Grid Demonstration Project, half of which was funded by a U.S. Department of Energy stimulus grant. The project allowed participating co-ops to try smart grid technologies, learn how to use them effectively, and to share best practices and lessons learned with the rest of the co-op family. Final reports were published in 2014.

This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory under Award Number DE-OE0000222.

Key Project Outputs

  • Final Reports (.zip)
    Download all of the final reports from the Smart Grid Demonstration Project.

  • Open Modeling Framework
    This tool allows co-ops to evaluate smart grid components by modeling costs and benefits using real-world data prior to purchase.

Participating Cooperatives