Full Title: The Rural Electric Rift: Cooperatives Split Over Clean Energy and Local Control
Author(s): Maria McCoy and John Farrell
Publisher(s): Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Publication Date: October 20, 2023
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This paper examines the struggle of electric distribution cooperatives and their members to restore local control over electricity purchasing and harness the benefits of affordable clean energy. It covers the misalignment, contract breaks, and contract re-negotiations between distribution cooperatives and the generation and transmission cooperatives that serve them.