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Distributed Generation

First, review the cooperative's Rules and Regulations of Service.

In many areas of the United States, homeowners are turning to distributed generation to offset their energy costs.  Also referred to as retail generation, distributed generation occurs when customers install generators interconnected to the grid to reduce the amount of power they purchase. Common types of generators used in this application are small wind turbines or solar panels.

While generators isolated from the grid, such as standby or emergency generators, are not considered distributed generation, members should notify TCEC of the installation in both cases for safety reasons.

Members interested in distributed generation should call TCEC at 580-652-2418. The cooperative requires a short distributed generation agreement and needs the nameplate data off the unit installed.

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