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.
May 16, 2016
In late 2015, Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) worked with NRCO to initiate an RFP for the development of the largest utility-based solar project in Iowa. CIPCO has recently selected solar developer Azimuth Energy to develop the project. The multi-site installation will provide 5.5 MW of clean electricity to CIPCO’s Members as part of an ongoing effort to add solar energy to CIPCO’s fleet of energy resources.
The full press release can be found on CIPCO’s website here.
November 13, 2015
The National Renewables Cooperative Organization (NRCO) announced today that one of its members, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) has awarded two contracts to Hecate Energy to deliver the full output of two solar projects to be located in Northampton County and Clarke County, VA.