Smart Partnerships: Co-ops bring a nimble, innovative approach to their work with national labs
Co-ops bring a nimble, innovative approach to their work with national labs. Electric co-ops have always benefited from the principle Cooperation Among Cooperatives. But lately, they’ve been bringing their collaborative expertise to a broader audience, working closely with federal research laboratories to help the industry stay ahead of the many challenges it faces.
CEC has partnered with national labs adding a battery energy storage project to commission a 1-MW lithium-ion battery array as the centerpiece of a microgrid that will offset 35,000 gallons of diesel fuel costs for the co-op’s members.