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CCU Rate Design: Fixed Charges or Volumetric?

There’s a growing trend toward adopting two and three-part utility rate structures to ensure that fixed costs are covered. This[…]

May 10, 2018

What does "Grid Resilience" mean to you?

The folks at the Environmental Defense Fund have taken a great look at what Grid Resilience means. What does it[…]

May 7, 2018

Heat Pump Market? How do you promote heat pumps?

Heat pumps are very energy efficient and can dovetail quite well into demand management programs. Click here to read about[…]

April 30, 2018

Roadmap for Consumer-Centric Utility?

What’s your plan to get to a Consumer-Centric Utility? Please let us know your experience in implementing a more Consumer-Centric[…]

April 23, 2018

How are you paying for solar development? Check out these incentives!

Solar energy has an increasingly important place in the ability of electric utilities to ensure economic and environmental resilience. But[…]

March 26, 2018

Decarbonizing the electric power supply

Decarbonizing the electric power supply. What is it? And why should Coop Directors care? While riding Amtrak from NYC to[…]

June 8, 2017

CLN Update and NRECA status

As we dive into the NRECA event season for 2017 there are some significant developments from 2016 to share with[…]

February 27, 2017

CLN Website Welcome

Welcome to the new CLN Website! This website will be the heart of the CLN network – a 24/7 ‘virtual[…]

Rural Electric Management Development Council – REMDC

The Rural Electric Management Development Council (REMDC), established in 1958, is an organization for EC managers that seeks to improve[…]

October 14, 2016

Board’s Role in Coop Economic Development

Cooperatives were created over 75 years ago to improve the quality of life for rural Americans by delivering and enabling[…]

August 21, 2016

NRECA Director Advisory Group Notes

In April at the NRECA Director Conference, a new group was announced to provide more direct input from Directors to[…]

New Board Member On-boarding Action Plan

Newly elected cooperative board members will certainly appreciate a well-engineered and comprehensive plan for their ‘on-boarding’ process.  Although every new[…]

August 12, 2016

Flathead Electric Installs Montana’s First Co-op Solar Array

A community garden of sorts has sprouted south of Kalispell that will feed the valley’s energy needs for decades to[…]

August 8, 2016

Director Advisory Group Discusses Capital Credits, National Directors Survey, Online Assessment

The NRECA Director Advisory Group held a conference call last month to discuss issues with NRECA executives and other Directors.[…]

March 11, 2016

FERC case re DMEA – Tri State renewable generation dispute

Delta-Montrose Electric Association in western Colorado received a ruling from FERC about a year ago saying that DMEA, a distribution[…]

March 8, 2016

Dairyland Power Announces Major Solar Projects in Wisconsin

Press release available here. Excerpt: Dairyland Power Cooperative has finalized agreements with two developers to purchase over 15 MW of[…]

February 29, 2016

21st Century Committee Report

For those interested in reading the report, it’s available at: This is at, so you’ll need your name[…]

Directors Conference – Austin TX

Plan to join us for a CLN Networking at the Directors Conference on Monday, April 4, 6 – 8 pm.[…]

February 19, 2016

Green Mountain Power and Nevada Energy: Two different paths to the future

By Ed Marston and Dean Moretton In the good old days, utilities could take their customers for granted. In fact,[…]

February 10, 2016

Economic Development via Tesla’s Powerwall

Opportunities for electric utilities to offer services beyond that of a “kilowatt hour” energy supplier exist everywhere. A privately held[…]

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