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Microgrids and Resiliency

Fully integrated distributed energy solutions to help businesses, asset managers and utility operators control their costs and minimize their environmental impact. Expert engineers design every energy system in-house — from autonomous microgrids to emergency backup power to end-to-end energy efficiency improvements. 


Advanced microgrid systems designed to deliver continuous and redundant power generation — even during blackouts and other grid disruptions. Through our partnership with PowerSecure, a part of the Southern Company, NRTC can offer microgrid solutions that integrate seamlessly with the existing electricity network, which autonomously generate and store energy so that you can continue powering your operations. Equally important, they are source-agnostic, allowing you to balance your energy mix for increased redundancy and resiliency. 


An electric utility’s commercial and industrial (C&I) members represent an important part of their load profile. Through PowerSecure, NRTC can help our co-op members provide tangible demand management to these valuable members — leveraging back-up generation to meet back-up power requirements and avoid high-cost power and demand charges. Best of all, it does so by leveraging assets the C&I member already has in place. 

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Suwannee Valley Begins AMI Project

NRTC and Itron representatives gathered last week in the offices of Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative, Live Oak, FL, to kick off a major advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project. The multi-year deployment will eventually link about 28,500 electric meters, including more than 27,000 rural residences.


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Powder River Energy Corporation's Advanced Metering Infrastructure Story

Powder River Energy Corporation AMI Story

Powder River Energy Corporation (PRECorp) is an electric cooperative that serves about 12,000 members in rural, northeast Wyoming. Its service area, while stunningly beautiful, is among the most challenging regions in the nation to provide with safe, reliable power. Faced with upgrading an aging advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) system, PRECorp turned to NRTC for guidance. This is its PRECorp’s AMI story.

TechAdvantage Notes: Benchmarking, DERMS/ADMS, Fiber Tips and More

Sessions on smart grid software platforms, fiber optic network construction tips and going the extra mile for member engagement were among the sessions that drew large crowds at NRECA’s TechAdvantage Conference. It also was another chance for cooperatives to learn more about broadband construction preparation through NRTC/NRECA’s “Rural Electric Cooperative Broadband Benchmarking Report.”

CEO Tim Bryan: “We Have to Build Solutions”

During his speech to the NRTC Annual Meeting earlier this week, CEO Tim Bryan focused on the in-house expertise that is now available to help members meet the current generation of technology challenges. “Whatever it takes for you to evaluate, build and manage a network is what we’re doing at NRTC,” he said. He gave specific examples of broadband, smart grid, mobile and internet products and services that go beyond NRTC’s capabilities of a decade ago. To meeting those challenges, “we have to build solutions,” he said.

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