Every day, 42 million people count on America’s electric cooperatives to power their lives.
At home, co-ops make sure the showers are hot, the refrigerator is cold and all the tech gadgets have plenty of juice for liking, tweeting, swiping and streaming. At work, co-ops make sure the servers are processing, small business is humming, the assembly line is moving and the grain is drying.
With the launch of electric.coop, we have a new home for showing all the ways America’s electric cooperatives are making life better for the people and places we serve. This new site was built with today’s busy user in mind. No matter where you live, or what device you are on, you will be presented with quality content and useful information.
Our new site will highlight:
- Our communities that rely on us to deliver safe, reliable and affordable energy;
- The energy and technology we use to accomplish our mission; and
- The shared cooperative advantage that guides us along the way.
For lawmakers, regulators, journalists, researchers, energy wonks — and anybody else who’s curious about electric cooperatives and our role in the energy industry — we hope this site will bring depth and humanity to topics that can be technical and dry.
For members, our new site will offer compelling stories from your friends and colleagues across the cooperative network, and easy-to-navigate resources to help you share the co-op story with your consumer-members at the end of the line.
The launch of our new site also brings a change in the way we talk about and identify our association. Adding the power of imagery, infographics and compelling video, we tell the essential story of who we are and what we stand for.
For nearly 75 years, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association has been the voice of rural energy consumers in Washington, D.C., and a support organization providing products and services that help our member cooperatives better serve their communities.
We are America’s Electric Cooperatives. We are 42 million energy consumers, 70,000 employees and 900-plus not-for-profit, member-owned, community-based businesses. Our day begins when the sun rises in Downeast Maine and ends when it dips below the horizon off the coast of Kaua’i.
Our story is America’s story. And we’re excited to share it with you. Welcome.