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What Is an Electric

America’s not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives service 42 million people in 48 states.

They provide safe, reliable, affordable energy to consumer-members. Unlike investor-owned utilities, which seek to generate profits for outside investors, co-ops are owned by the people they serve. This fundamental difference shapes everything they do.

Why Choose an Electric Co-op Career?

The Cooperative Difference

Co-ops around the world operate according to a core set of principles that originated in 1844 from the first modern co-op. These principles, along with the co-op purpose of improving quality of life for their members, make electric co-ops different from other electric utilities. The seven principles are:

  1. Open and Voluntary Membership
  2. Democratic Member Control
  3. Members’ Economic Participation
  4. Autonomy and Independence
  5. Education, Training and Information
  6. Cooperation Among Cooperatives
  7. Concern for Community

The Vets Power Us Initiative

We strongly believe that hiring and caring for veterans and military spouses strengthens our co-ops and our communities. That’s why we created the Vets Power Us Initiative to:

  • Help veterans explore meaningful career opportunities within America’s electric cooperatives.
  • Help co-ops recruit, hire and honor veterans.



Class of 2023 Co-op Rising Stars

Want to learn more about the possibilities working at an electric co-op can offer? In RE Magazine, read more about this year's class of co-op rising stars: up-and-coming employees, their diverse career paths and backgrounds, and the contributions they're making to their co-ops, communities and the electric cooperative program as a whole.

Start Your
Co-op Career Today

-Explore job opportunities at electric co-ops across the United States through the Cooperative Career Center.

-Explore executive-level jobs at electric co-ops through NRECA Executive Search.