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.Learn More About Our Mission
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.
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.
Investing in Our Communities
• Report: Economic and Workforce Contributions of the Electric Power Industry
• Feature Story: The Rise of Female Lineworkers
• Op-Ed: NRECA CEO Jim Matheson on Rural Act
• News Story: Indiana Broadband Study Shows Value of High-Speed Access
• Podcast: The Role of Co-ops in Rural Revitalization
• News Story: Veterans in Energy Forum Looks at Maximizing Vets’ Potential on the Job
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.