Renewable Energy

Community Solar – Phase II

REA is pleased to offer our members a simple, convenient and cost-effective way for our members to participate in solar generation. To participate, members must purchase at least 450 kWhs of electricity from REA per year. The cost to purchase the output from one panel for 20 years is $1,200.

Purchasing panel output today can be viewed as a hedge against future rate increases. The value of 20-year output from a solar panel varies based on future rate increases.

REA Community Solar – Phase II Rate Analysis

Community Solar Questions & Answers

To sign-up or for more information, please contact the REA office.

Member-Owned Generation

Runestone Electric Association will help you to interconnect your own electric generation equipment with our system. We follow the Minnesota statewide standards for interconnection. REA’s Distributed Generation Policy, sample contract and Interconnection Process, Requirements, Application and Charges are listed below to assist you. Your safety and the safety of our employees is of the utmost importance, therefore all interconnection applications are contingent on the equipment and interconnection obtaining certification from a State of Minnesota licensed state electrical inspector. Advanced planning is required and it is highly recommended that you contact us at the beginning of your planning process to assist with your project.

Cooperative Rules Implementing Minnesota Statutes 216B.164

DG Interconnection Process Inverter less than 40kW

DG Interconnection Requirements less than 40 kw

DG Interconnection Application less than 40 kw

DG Interconnection Contract less than 40kW

Distributed Generation Grid Access Fee

Rider for Distributed Generation

For more information, please contact REA.

 

Wellspring Solar Energy

Runestone Electric Association cares about maintaining a healthy environment for our generation and those to come. Our power supplier Great River Energy is constantly looking for ways to bring you energy options, such as our Wellspring® Renewable Wind and Solar Energy program.

Wellspring Solar Energy allows our members to ensure the energy they consume comes from a renewable source like solar. You can purchase a kilowatt-hour (kWh) of solar power by adding 2¢ to REA’s current electric rate. Wellspring can be purchased in block of 100 kWhs using the form below.

Click here to sign up for Wellspring Renewable Solar Energy

 

Wellspring Wind Energy

Runestone Electric Association cares about maintaining a healthy environment for our generation and those to come. Our power supplier Great River Energy is constantly looking for ways to bring you a variety of clean energy options, such as our Wellspring® Renewable Wind Energy program.

Wellspring Wind Energy allows our members to ensure the energy they consume comes from a renewable source like wind. You can purchase a kilowatt-hour (kWh) of wind power by adding only 0.40¢ to REA’s current electric rate. Wellspring can be purchased in block of 100 kWhs using the form below.

Click here to sign up for Wellspring Renewable Wind Energy