What Is the National Renewables Cooperative Organization?
In the tradition of cooperatives working together, cooperatives across the country have formed the National Renewables Cooperative Organization (NRCO) to facilitate the development and deployment of renewable energy resources.
Membership in the NRCO is open to generation and transmission coopera-tives (G&T’s) and distribution cooperatives who have the legal ability to buy power in the wholesale market.
In 2011, consumption of renewable sources in the United States totaled about 9 quadrillion Btu or about 9% of all energy used nationally. About 13% of U.S. electricity was generated from renewable sources in 2011.
September 5, 2014
The National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC), Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange (Federated) and the National Renewables Cooperative Organization (NRCO) are celebrating the first anniversary of their landmark Solar Cooperative Community Projects (sCOOP) program, which offers electric cooperatives access to cost-effective and locally-generated solar electric resources to their members.
April 16, 2014
NRCO announced one of its members, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO), has entered into a Purchase Power Agreement with juwi solar Inc. (JSI) to develop a 10.0 MW AC solar facility in southern Maryland.