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 18 years is $1,080.

Purchasing panel output today can be viewed as a hedge against future rate increases. The value of 18-year output from a solar panel varies based on future rate increases.

REA Community Solar – Phase II 20 Year Rate Analysis

 

Community Solar Questions & Answers
Phase II Sample License Agreement
Phase I Solar Buyback Schedule
Phase II Solar Buyback Schedule

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. 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.

We are utilizing Nova Power Portal for the interconnection process of Distributed Energy Resources for our members. Please follow the link below to browse interconnection information, track the status of projects, and learn more about installing your own renewable energy system.

Nova Power Portal

Distributed Energy Resources (DER) 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 20¢ 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 the wind. You can purchase a kilowatt-hour (kWh) of wind power by adding only .2¢ to REA’s current electric rate. Wellspring can be purchased in blocks of 100 kWhs using the form below.

Click here to sign up for Wellspring Renewable Wind Energy