Agricultural Wiring Handbook
The MREC has agreed to host the Agricultural Wiring Handbook created and previously distributed by Richard S. Hiatt, President and Executive Manager of the Rural Electricity Resources Council, Inc.
The MREC is currently updating the Handbook, but you can download the 2015 17th Edition based on information from the 2014 National Electric Code.
DOWNLOAD the Agricultural Wiring Handbook 2015 17th Edition
The MREC has developed a number of publications on rural energy issues. The following brochures are from 8 to 20 pages long and provide detailed coverage of the subject matter. For orders of 500 or more copies of one brochure, the brochures may be special printed with your logo attached. If you would like a single copy or would like to review these MREC publications are available for download by clicking the following links.
- Wind Turbines and Farm Stray Voltage
- How do Wind Turbines Generate Electricity?
- Lighting Technology: LED Lamps for Farm, Home, and Small Business
- Wiring Handbook for Rural Facilities
- Equipotential Planes for Stray Voltage Reduction: Installation Guidelines
- Planning Electrical Systems for Dairy Expansions
- Farming Safely and Efficiently with Electricity
- Stray Voltage Detection: A Self-Help Guide
- Power Quality and Computers on the Farm
- Installation and Operation of Fencers, Cow Trainers and Crowd Gates
These short, one page informational sheets give a brief overview of a specific subject. These informational sheets can be downloaded for you to get up to speed quickly on some frequently asked questions. The MREC encourages you to distribute these documents in electronic or printed format to anyone with a question.
- What Do We Know About Stray Voltage?
- Stray Voltage Field Guide
- Installation and Maintenance of Cow Trainers (landscape – duplex or print double sided in order to view this publication correctly)
- Installation and Maintenance of Cow Trainers (portrait – follow regular printing instructions)
- Installing Electrified Crowd Gates (landscape – duplex or print double sided in order to view this publication correctly)
- Installing Electrified Crowd Gates (portrait – follow regular printing instructions)
- Stray Voltage
- High Frequency Noise
- Earth Currents
- Electrical Pollution
- Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF)
MREC Member Organization’s newsletters
Several members of MREC publish their own newsletters. These are listed below:
- Wisconsin Public Service “Farm Energy News“
- We Energies newsletters: “Energy for Tomorrow” or “Agriculture“
- Consumers Energy “AgriCulture“
- GDS Associates, Inc. “TransActions“
MREC Peer Reviewed Papers
- The Role of Anaerobic Digestion and Solar PV to Achieve GHG Neutrality in a Farm Setting, Energies, DOI 10.3390/en15061975
Publications, papers and presentations from past conferences, MREC member contributions, and other sources are also available under “Topics in Rural Energy” on the Home Screen, the Footer Menu, and Header Menu.
Visit the Archives for material from past conferences