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Thinking About Adding Your Own Generation?

Are you thinking about installing a solar panel system, wind turbine or a standby system that can connect to the grid to supplement your power usage? These systems are called distributed energy resource (DER) generation, and you must apply for interconnection with Nodak Electric Cooperative before you move forward with a project. What is interconnect? Interconnect is adding power back safely onto the Nodak Electric Cooperative energy grid.

The interconnect process ensures: 

  • Your system is wired properly.
  • Nodak’s equipment is adequately sized for the project.
  • Safety for you and Nodak personnel working on the power lines.

To get started on your system, please follow the steps below:

  1. Give Nodak a call to discuss your project early in the consideration process.
  2. Complete and send the interconnection application to Nodak’s engineering department. These documents are available online at Click on the Technical Resources icon (at bottom of homepage), then Interconnection Process for Generation Systems.
  3. When fully approved, have the project connected by a qualified electrician and certified installer.
  4. Electrical work must be issued a North Dakota wiring certificate.
  5. Notify Nodak when the project is complete for an inspection and testing.
  6. If interconnecting a DER that is a renewable energy system, a separate net-billing agreement is required to receive an energy credit for excess energy delivered to Nodak’s grid.

If you have any questions and are considering a solar, wind or standby system, please call 701-746-4461 or 1-800-732-4373 or email Nodak at 

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National Co-op Month

October is National Co-op Month, making this is the perfect time to reflect on the seven cooperative principles that reflect our core values of honesty, transparency, equity, inclusiveness and service to the greater community good.

  1. Open and Voluntary Membership: Cooperatives are voluntary organizations, open to all persons able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership.

  2. Democratic Member Control: Cooperatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting policies and making decisions. The elected representatives are accountable to the membership.

  3. Cooperation Among Cooperatives: Cooperatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the cooperative movement by working together through local, national, regional and international structures.

  4. Education, Training, and Information: Cooperatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their cooperatives. They inform the general public about
    the nature and benefits of cooperation.

  5. Autonomy and Independence: Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members.

  6. Members’ Economic Participation: Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of their cooperative.

  7. Concern for Community: While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities.

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Nodak Electric Cooperative

Nodak Electric Cooperative is dedicated to being an efficient provider of quality electric service with leadership that demonstrates the highest regard for its members/owners.

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