We Are America’s Electric Cooperatives

We Power 1 in 8 Americans

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

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Co-ops Were Built By and Belong to the Communities They Serve

Electricity Use and Fuel Mix

Electric cooperatives play a vital role in transforming the electric sector. Advanced communications and automation technology enable electric co-ops to improve the resiliency and efficiency of their systems as they reduce environmental impacts by adding renewable resources.

Cooperative Solar Is Skyrocketing

Total solar energy capacity at electric cooperatives is more than four times what it was in 2015, capable of generating more than 900 megawatts of electricity.

Listen: NPR on how Walton EMC and Silicon Ranch are helping lead the solar expansion in Georgia.

Invaluable Connections With Member Consumers

Connecting Rural Communities to the Modern Economy

Roughly 24 million rural Americans lack broadband internet access. Electric cooperatives are solving this problem and bringing new life to rural communities—creating jobs, improving health care, and enhancing education in the process.

Driving Economic Development

According to a new analysis by FTI Consulting, electric cooperatives have a broad financial impact on the United States, directly or indirectly supporting nearly 612,000 jobs each year and contributing hundreds of billions of dollars to the economy over a five-year period.