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Electric co-ops rely on a diverse portfolio of fuels, including coal, natural gas, nuclear, hydropower, solar, wind, biomass and other renewables. Co-ops increasingly are integrating member-owned resources, including demand response, energy efficiency and distributed generation, into their resource portfolios.

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NRECA supports a broad energy portfolio that allows co-ops to select the best resource mix to provide their local communities with reliable and affordable electricity.

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Co-ops need continued flexibility to use all available energy resources to ensure current and future electricity demand is met reliably at the lowest reasonable cost.


A diverse portfolio of fuels helps co-ops keep electricity rates as low as possible for low- and moderate-income members in rural communities, while ensuring high reliability of service to support economic development.
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A Georgia Co-op's Solar Journey

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A look at the 2020 breakdown of the national cooperative retail electric fuel mix. Renewables include owned and directly purchased electric generation, plus generation in the mix from wholesale market purchases and do not reflect renewable tax credits.


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