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Distributed Generation

If you are considering investing in small-scale renewable generation for your home, the cooperative will partner with you to make sure the system meets your expectations and needs.


Interconnection Resources

Review these resources if you are interested in connecting a small-scale renewable energy system with the cooperative's distribution system, or download the full Interconnection Packet.

Overview of the Interconnection Process

Interconnection Frequently Asked Questions

Interconnection Agreement

Pella Cooperative Electric's Tariff - Section 25


Solar Energy

Icon image linking to solar production site Click to view a brochure on utility-scale solarZon Veld (Sun Field), a partnered effort with Pella Cooperative and Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO), to bring solar power, an emission and carbon-free source of electricity to our members. Utility-scale solar benefits all members in the system by providing clean energy across the service delivery area. Select the graphic at the left to view production of the Zon Veld site. To learn more about utility-scale solar select the icon on the right.    


IEC Solar Energy Guide Booklet


Solar technology continues to grow within the state of Iowa and the Iowa Energy Center (IEC) has responded to many questions regarding this resource with the Solar Energy Guide. (Select image at the right to view this guide.)


Wind Resources

Wind turbines seem to be the most sought after small-scale renewable energy production in Iowa. For that reason, the cooperative has put together these resources to help members understand more about wind generation. Download the full Wind Packet.

Wind Generation Frequently Asked Questions

Ten Steps to a Small Wind System




Iowa Energy Center

Iowa Office of Energy Independence

U.S. Department of Energy: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

American Wind Energy Association  




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