We Are America’s Electric Cooperatives

From booming suburbs to rural farming communities, America’s electric cooperatives are energy providers and engines of economic growth
for 42 million Americans.

Learn More: Electric Co-op Facts & Figures

Champions of Reliability

American families and businesses expect the lights to stay on at a cost they can afford. But nine states saw rolling blackouts last December as the demand for electricity exceeded available supply. Co-ops are working toward meaningful solutions to the reliability challenges spreading across the nation. Policymakers should recognize that the reliability of the electric grid is impacted by:

  • The electrification of the economy
  • Disorderly retirement and insufficient replacement of existing generation
  • Permitting challenges
  • Supply chain shortages
  • The availability of natural gas

Matheson: Reliable, Affordable Electricity Hinges on Rational Public Policy
Co-op Leaders Bring Real-World Reliability Risks to EPA Power Plant Debate
Matheson: Snake River Dams Are Vital to Power Supply in Northwest
• Kentucky G&T CEO Calls for Reliability Assessment of EPA Power Plant Rule
Co-op CEO: ‘Jobs and Industry Will Flee’ if Reliability Issues Aren’t Fixed
Podcast: EPA’s Proposed Power Plant Rule Threatens Reliability
Thousands of Co-op Members Voice Opposition to EPA’s Power Plant Rule
• EPA Power Plant Rule to Curb CO2 Risks Blackouts, Higher Costs
Podcast: Raising the Alarm on Grid Reliability
Co-op Leader to Congress: ‘Rolling Blackouts Cannot Become New Normal’

Spotlight Feature: Prioritizing Reliability

Hear NRECA CEO Jim Matheson’s remarks on grid reliablility at an October 2023 POLITICO event.

Learn More About Co-ops and Reliability

Co-op Facts: Bridging the Digital Divide

More than 200 co-ops in 39 states are developing or planning to deploy broadband service to their members, giving them access to telehealth services, online learning, remote work and new possibilities for local businesses.

Learn More About Co-ops and Broadband

Spotlight Feature: 'With Us Every Step of the Way'

Sioux Valley Energy’s Revive 2030 program partners with local communities in South Dakota and Minnesota to help with economic development and growth.

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Driving New Possibilities

Co-op Facts: Rise in Renewables

Over the past decade, co-ops more than doubled their renewable capacity from 5.7 gigawatts to nearly 14 gigawatts.

Learn More About Co-ops and Sustainable Energy