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.
- American Wind Energy Assocation
- Planning a Small Wind Project (Windustry.org)
- Oklahoma Wind Power Initiative
- US Dept. of Energy: Wind Resource Maps
- First Look: Renewable Energy Assessment and Forecasting
Small Turbine Manufacturers
- AWEA Small Wind Industry Standards/Certified Turbines
- SWCC List of Certified Small Wind Turbines
- Oklahoma Wind Power Initiative (OWPI)