NRECA Electric Cooperatives & Renewable Resources
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Cooperatives and Renewables  

Electric cooperatives across the country are actively expanding their fuel portfolios to include an array of renewable sources.

95%

Currently, 95 percent of NRECA's distribution members offer renewable options to 40 million Americans.

10%

Including federal hydropower, co-ops own or purchase roughly 10 percent of U.S. renewable capacity.

> 8.7 GW

Co-ops own more than 1.3 GW of renewable capacity and have long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) for nearly 7.4 GW — in addition to roughly 10 GW of preference power contracts with federal hydroelectric facilities.

> 1.5 GW

Co-ops plan to add more than 1 GW of additional renewable capacity over the next few years, with more announced every day.

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Basin Electric Lines, ND. Photo: Steve Crane