In 2015, the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) invited NRECA and other electric industry leaders to offer their views of what our industry’s future will look like and help chart a path to get there together, as part of SEPA’s 51st State Initiative. The following documents share NRECA’s vision:
51st State Initiative Reports
Power and Elegance: The Consumer-Centric Utility Model
Phase I Report
A Cooperative Path to a Sustainable Future
Phase II Report
The Consumer-Centric Utility Future
Phase III Report
The Role of the Consumer-Centric Utility
Cooperatives Powering a Clean Energy Future
America’s electric cooperatives are proof a consumer-centric utility model can drive innovation. These interactive maps detail the growth of renewable energy capacity among co-ops and the array of energy efficiency programs available to consumers.
Nationwide, co-ops control a total of more than
6.3 GW of renewable wind, solar, biomass and
other renewable capacity — in addition to roughly
10 GW of federal hydroelectric power.
Cooperatives and Renewable Resources Map
750 Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives are
participating in the only utility-sponsored nation-
wide campaign to promote efficiency.
Energy Efficiency Map