Rural Renewable Resources

ABOUT NRCO

The National Renewables Cooperative Organization (NRCO) is an innovative effort by the nation’s electric cooperatives to capitalize on all forms of renewable energy resources.

NRCO is a non-stock, not-for-profit corporation operated under a cooperative form of ownership, and is governed by its members. The board is composed of cooperative executives.

Membership in NRCO is open to generation and transmission cooperatives (G&T’s) and distribution cooperatives with the legal ability to buy power in the wholesale market. NRCO receives financial support from its members: each participant must commit $100,000, with an upfront investment of $25,000. As of August 2010, NRCO had 25 members in 20 states. Of these members, four are unaffiliated distribution cooperatives.