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

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
9 Regulations Threatening Reliability
Podcast: Raising the Alarm on Grid Reliability
Ohio Co-op Leader to Congress: Proposed EPA Rule Threatens Reliable Power
Co-op Leader to Congress: ‘Rolling Blackouts Cannot Become New Normal’
FERC Commissioners Warn of Threats to Reliable Electricity

Spotlight Feature: Prioritizing Reliability

As the demand for electricity grows and the available supply dwindles, NRECA CEO Jim Matheson says there’s a need for policymakers to stop making the problem worse.

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in Rural Broadband

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.

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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

America’s electric cooperatives are innovating to meet tomorrow’s energy needs. From advancing the world’s largest carbon capture project to bundling solar energy and battery storage, co-ops are transforming the electric sector. As we work to meet tomorrow’s energy needs, smart investment in the future of their communities is key.

G&Ts Collaborate on First Recommissioned Nuclear Plant in U.S. History
• Project Tundra: Minnkota Moves Forward on Carbon Capture and Storage
• Hydrogen Power: Co-ops Are Helping a New Fuel Industry Grow
Wyoming ITC Lands Corporate Tenants for Carbon Capture Projects
Podcast: Powering Electric School Buses in Rural America
• Podcast: How Direct-Pay Incentives Will Change the Game for Co-ops
Some Co-ops Are Making Early Moves on Small Nuclear Reactors
Idaho Co-op Helps Launch EV Charging Network in the West
North Carolina Co-ops Launch Battery Project for Utility-Scale Storage

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