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 Focus on Building Communities

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 860 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 healthcare, and enhancing education in the process.

Economic Development

Through day-to-day operations, electric cooperatives directly generate more than $45 billion in annual revenue, employ 71,000 people who earn $5.5 billion in wages. The total economic impact from electric co-ops accounts for nearly $57 billion in revenue and 133,000 jobs.