There is great interest among cooperative members in owning renewable energy systems — such as wind and solar — for their homes, businesses or farming operations. The question is often asked, “How much money could I save with one of these?” This comprehensive small wind cash flow calculator can help you analyze the economics of investing in a small wind turbine.
CCEC has a net-billing policy for connecting renewable generation to the grid. This renewable fact sheet provides CCEC’s members with all of the information they will need to get started when looking at a renewable generation system. For questions or more information please contact CCEC’s engineering operations department at 701-356-4455.
Electrical distribution system design varies widely from that required to serve the rural member vs that needed to serve the large commercial member. In establishing a generation interconnection standard, there are three main issues that must be addressed: safety, economics and reliability.
The following documents have been prepared to explain the process to interconnect a generation system with Cass County Electric Cooperative. They contain general overview information, including the process that needs to be followed to connect a generation system to Cass County Electric's system, as well as the technical requirements that need to be followed. The documents can be downloaded as one complete document or individually by sections. These sections are labeled as appendices to the main process document. There are two forms that request data from a member who intends to interconnect a generation system to Cass County Electric's system. Both of these forms can be downloaded in electronic form and the data blanks filled in electronically. If you have any questions regarding the interconnection of a generation system to Cass County Electric's system, please call our engineering and operations department at 701-356-4455 (toll-free at 800-248-3292) or contact us via web.