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COVID-19 Pandemic

NRECA statement on electric co-ops’ lost revenue from COVID-19: “The economic health of electric co-ops is directly tied to the well-being of their local communities,” said Jim Matheson, NRECA CEO. “As the economic impact of this pandemic spreads, electric co-ops will be increasingly challenged as they work to keep the lights on for hospitals, grocery stores and millions of new home offices. Policymakers should be mindful of the economic threat facing rural communities and their electric cooperatives by taking steps to prevent the possibility of significant disruptions.”

Media Contact: Stephen Bell
Director of Media & Public Relations

Areas of Expertise


NRECA’s media team can connect you with co-op experts to discuss topics such as:

  • Energy legislation/regulation
  • Renewable energy
  • Power supply and wholesale markets
  • Grid reliability
  • Rural broadband
  • Disaster recovery
  • Environmental issues
  • Cybersecurity
  • Global rural electrification

NRECA’s areas of expertise regarding COVID-19 include:

  • Steps co-ops are taking to protect employees and respond to the pandemic.
  • Ways co-ops are supporting their communities while also keeping the lights on.
  • Changes to mutual aid during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Challenges facing electric co-ops.

Learn More About America's Electric Cooperatives


  • Who We Are NRECA’s purpose is to power communities and empower members to improve the quality of their lives.
  • Issues & Policy Our stance on issues that matter most for electric co-ops and rural America.
  • Facts and Figures A by-the-numbers look at electric co-ops’ impact across the country.