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Accounting Considerations for Broadband

Electric cooperatives are playing a critical role in making broadband available to rural America. When it comes to launching communications ventures, each cooperative is unique. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to starting up a broadband business.
 

BROADBAND CASE STUDY

HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative

A look at HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative's broadband structure. HomeWorks Tri-County selected a division structure for its broadband business. 

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BROADBAND CASE STUDY

Central Virginia Electric Cooperative

A look at Central Virginia Electric Cooperative's broadband structure. Central Virginia Electric Cooperative selected a for-profit subsidiary structure for its broadband business.  

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Considering Equity Management

A distribution cooperative’s guide to equity management planning.

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Capital Credits Task Force Report

A distribution cooperative’s guide to making capital credit decisions. 

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This case study features Delaware Electric Cooperative, a 105,000-member cooperative with a mostly residential service territory. Over the past decade, the cooperative developed a focused effort to procure, leverage and implement technological and programmatic solutions to harness the power of AMI data to optimize system performance and member satisfaction.
 

Electricity to the Rescue

A guide to efficient electrification, a way to lower costs, create grid resiliency and reduce carbon emissions.
 

Electric Cooperative Pathways to Solar Engagement

This guide provides a framework for considering solar power options within the coperative business model.
 

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Blockchain and Transactive Energy

A guide to how blockchain and transactive energy may affect your cooperative.
 

Consolidations, Mergers and Shared Management Services

This guide reviews key questions that boards should tackle and the steps and processes generally undertaken when moving forward with consolidation, merger or shared services discussions.

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Starting Smart

A guide to convergent business planning. 

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RATE SOLUTIONS CASE STUDY

Designing an EV Subscription Rate

This case study features Roanoke EMC, a nonprofit member cooperative serving more than 14,500 members in the northeastern region of North Carolina. In December 2020, the cooperative signed up its first member to a new pilot program featuring an innovative residential electric vehicle (EV) rate designed by CFC. 

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RATE SOLUTIONS CASE STUDY

Cobb EMC’s Lifestyle Rates Program 

CFC’s Regulatory Affairs team has worked with member cooperatives to support all facets of the rate design process. Here is Cobb EMC's story. 

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Communicating Rate Changes: Ways to Build Internal and External Support

This guide is designed to assist electric cooperatives, public power districts and public utility districts in planning rate-related communications to key audiences. 

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Retail Rate Guide, Volume I

This guide provides an overview of the issues and concerns facing distribution cooperatives in the development of rates and pricing for services that recognize the consumer-member becoming an active agent in the implementation of new technology.

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Retail Rate Guide, Volume II

This guide is applicable for the utility structure that intends to develop a complete rate analysis. 

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Electric Rate Concepts in an Era of Slow Growth

This publication presents alternative rate-making approaches that could enable electric cooperatives to thrive in an evolving environment. 

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Meeting DG Challenges

This guide focuses on examining the value of DG and exploring the ratemaking philosophies and techniques that can be used. 
 

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LIBOR Transition: What Cooperatives Need to Know

CFC is preparing for an orderly transition from the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). This publication discusses what cooperatives need to know.

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Commitment to Excellence

A guide to developing board policies for financial best practices.  

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