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Smart Grid Benchmarking Report

NRTC and CFC co-authored the report based on survey responses from 60 cooperatives that have deployed a variety of smart grid technologies.
The technology solutions we research and create keep rural America connected while fulfilling the unique business and consumer needs of our members' communities.
  • Member Impact
    HomeWorks Tri County Electric Cooperative serves 26,000 rural homes and businesses in 16, mid-Michigan counties. In 2017, the co-op's board approved an ambitious fiber-to-the-home project intended to benefit all of its members. This is their broadband journey. ...
  • Member Impact
    Kaplan Telephone in Louisiana heard over and over from their wireless customers – it’s all about 4G. But, the cost to upgrade their towers and other infrastructure was prohibitive. So, they reached out to NRTC and its Telispire subsidiary. Telispire provides access to trusted nationwide...
  • Member Impact
    That’s the tagline of Prairie Grove Telephone Company in Arkansas. But, it could also be used to describe NRTC’s managed network services, which are powered by its subsidiary NeoNova. Our job is to help members run their broadband operations more efficiently and on a more cost effective...
  • Member Impact
    Members are looking at renewable energy as a way to balance their portfolio and meet member needs. And, there are a lot of solar providers out there.  NRTC’s solar offering helps members stay modern in their approach and offers flexibility in implementation. ...

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NRTC/CFC Collaboration Offers a Wealth of Smart Grid Insights
Electric cooperatives with experience using smart grid technologies say they have markedly increased consumer satisfaction. Consumer-members tend to notice the higher reliability (fewer outages) and improved affordably that smart grid systems can produce. A new report, Rural Electric Cooperative Sma...



NRTC Adds Tom Whitaker to Broadband Leadership Team
Industry Veteran will focus on helping members monetize and operationalize their networks August 31, 2021 — NRTC continues to strengthen the depth and breadth of its member-focused Broadband Solutions offering by welcoming Tom Whitaker to the newly created role of Vice President, Member Operatio...
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