America’s Electric Co-ops Pledge to Work with Trump Administration, New Congress

(ARLINGTON, Va.) —National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) CEO Jim Matheson today issued the following statement regarding the election results.

“Keeping the lights on and bolstering the rural American economy are goals that transcend party lines,” Matheson said. “For 75 years, America’s electric cooperatives have brought power, hope and opportunity to rural America. We look forward to helping the nation come together and move forward. It’s important that the Trump Administration and the next Congress work in partnership with electric co-ops on common-sense goals like modernizing the nation’s energy infrastructure and enhancing the quality of life in our communities.”

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is the national service organization that represents the nation’s more than 900 private, not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provide service to 42 million people in 47 states across 75 percent of the American landscape.