Our Electric Co-op Family

Own & Maintain

42%

of Electric Distribution Lines in the United States

Power More Than

19 Million

Businesses, Homes, Schools and Farms

Serve

42 Million

People cross 88% of U.S. Counties

833 distribution and
62 generation & transmission
cooperatives

Power

56%

of the nation’s landmass.

Distribution cooperatives are the foundation of the electric cooperative network. They are the direct point of contact with co-op members in the delivery of electricity and other services.

Generation & transmission cooperatives provide wholesale power to distribution co-ops through their own electric generation facilities or by purchasing power on behalf of the distribution members.

NRECA Electric Co-op
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is the national service organization for not-for-profit rural electric coops and public power districts providing retail electric service to more than 42 million consumers in 47 states.