What's Next for America's Energy Co-ops

In 1930, only 13 percent of American farms had access to electricity. Enter america's electric cooperatives -- member-owned, not-for-profit, consumer-centric electric utilities.  Today, 834 electric distribution cooperatives deliver electricity to 42 million co-op member-consumers across 56 percent of the nation's landmass.  Generation and transmission cooperative (G&Ts) provide power to distribution co-ops through their own generation or by purchasing electricity on behalf of distribution members.  Whether serving a remote fishing village above the Arctic Circle or a marine research lab in the florida Keys, electric cooperative are central to the economic well-being of their local communities, providing safe, reliable and affordable electric service to their member-consumers.

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