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Power Supply

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

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Where we stand

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

Impact on

Cooperatives and Businesses

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

Communities

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 reliability and meeting member expectations for environmental sustainability.
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A Georgia Co-op's Solar Journey

Powerful Sources

A look at the 2017 breakdown of the national cooperative retail electric fuel mix. Renewable numbers include owned and directly purchased generation, plus those in the mix from market or bilateral purchases, and do not reflect renewable credits.

NCS-3566_Updated Co-op Facts and Figures Graphics for Branding Page_2017 Retail Fuel Mix_Teal

Read More About Electric Co-ops and Power Supply:

Cooperative.com: Electric Industry Generation, Capacity and Markets Outlook
This report by NRECA’s Resource Adequacy and Markets Work Group focuses on how shifting market fundamentals are affecting the electric sector in general and electric co-ops in particular.

E&E News: Carbon Capture Test Facility Opens in Wyoming
Learn about the groundbreaking research happening at the Wyoming Integrated Test Center.

RE Magazine: A Solar Journey in Georgia
From a modest start, Green Power EMC has become a co-op leader in harvesting the sun

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