Our Mission

Learn more about NRECA and what we do for electric cooperatives and their communities.

Mission Statement

NRECA’s mission is to promote, support and protect the community and business interests of electric cooperatives. To power communities and empower members to improve the quality of their lives.

America's Electric Cooperatives: Energy is Us

We electrified rural America 75 years ago. Now we will electrify vehicles and homes and water heaters and provide a path toward a cleaner, more sustainable future. Energy is us.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Farmers and ranchers formed America's electric cooperatives more than 75 years ago to secure electricity in order to better their lives. Today co-ops bring that same spirit of purpose and cooperation to the changing needs of a new generation of cooperative owners.

NRECA Statement on Social Justice

America’s electric cooperatives are built by and belong to the diverse communities and consumer-members they serve. They are founded on seven principles that set them apart from other businesses. Concern for community and the open, democratic structure of co-ops are two of these core principles. With these foundational concepts in mind, NRECA supports electric cooperatives as they strive to serve their communities and work to enhance quality of life for their consumer-members.

As an employer and an advocate, NRECA is committed to a positive, inclusive culture. We support policies that foster employee growth and success without fear of discrimination. The ongoing conversation about racism demands that we recognize how we can contribute to a more transparent, fair and accountable society. NRECA, its leadership and employees are expected to play a leadership role in rejecting racism, speaking against injustice, and demonstrating the value of diversity, equity and inclusion.

— NRECA CEO Jim Matheson