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Installing Renewable Energy

North West REC requires notice of any alternative energy production facilities that will be attached to our distribution line.

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2013, a new notification requirement went into effect. This new requirement applies to the owner of an alternate energy production facility which will be attached to an electric transmission or distribution line. Alternate energy production facilities are defined as solar, wind turbine, waste management, resource recovery, refuse-derived fuel, agricultural crops or residues, or wood burning facilities used to generate electricity.

Under this requirement, the owner of the facility is required to provide written notification to their utility of the intent to construct or install the facility at least 30 days prior to construction. In the written notice the owner must provide information on the type of facility and the anticipated completion date of the construction.

North West REC has put together a form to help with this new requirement - Form of Notice Required Under Iowa Code 476.6A.

Thinking about Solar? don't miss the red flags. If a salesperson says, "You don't need to work with your co-op" It's a RED FLAG! We're here to help, please call us to get the facts about solar and our policies. Smart energy solutions start with smart energy decisions! Let's avoid misunderstandings, talk to us before you sign on the dotted line. Work with your local energy experts at North West REC.

Please call us to get the facts about solar and our policies before you sign anything with a solar vendor so we can avoid any misunderstandings about our policies regarding solar and renewable energy. We're here to help!

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Look through all of our renewable energy information forms to help you make an informed decision, call us and we can help answer any questions you may have.

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