Guest Post: Co-ops Receive $3.6M in Solar Funds

This guest post was obtained from CFC’s Solutions News Bulletin, Vol. 15, No. 40 (Oct. 28, 2013).

Co-ops Receive $3.6 Million in Solar Funds
Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative awarded $60 million to support solar energy …

Electric Cooperatives Face Increasing Scrutiny Over Net Metering Issues

This blog post was written by AHC attorney Roland F. Hall.

Electric Cooperatives Face Increasing Scrutiny Over Net Metering Issues

Net metering is a billing mechanism that allows consumers to receive credit for electricity they generate from small-scale renewable energy …

FEMA Disaster Relief Withheld from Electric Cooperatives

FEMA Disaster Relief Withheld from Electric Cooperatives

Electric cooperatives in Iowa were surprised by FEMA’s rejection of disaster aid, according to this article.  The utilities sought approximately $20 million in funds to replace electric facilities damaged by recent storms.  …

Cooperative Tax Brief: Municipalities’ Generation Cooperative

Like public utilities, municipalities and other political subdivisions that provide electricity to customers must procure wholesale power.  A recent IRS ruling discusses municipalities’ use of a generation cooperative to procure wholesale power and related services.  The ruling explains that the