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Contact: Stephen Bell, Senior Director of Media & PR
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Electric Cooperatives in the News

See recent co-op stories making national and regional headlines.

Areas of Expertise


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

  • Energy legislation/regulation
  • Renewable energy
  • Power generation
  • Grid reliability
  • Rural broadband
  • Disaster recovery
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electric vehicles
  • State of rural America

Co-ops at a Glance

• Co-ops own and maintain 42% (2.7 million miles) of U.S. electric distribution lines that serve our communities.
• Co-ops serve 42 million people across 2,500+ counties, including 92% of persistent poverty counties.
• Co-ops power over 20 million businesses, homes, schools and farms in 48 states.
• 200 co-ops are providing or planning to deploy broadband service to more than 6 million households.
• In 2019, America’s electric co-ops returned more than $1.3 billion in capital credits to their consumer-members.
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