Co-ops Serve Poorest of State’s Counties

CREA member electric co-ops deliver electricity to 70% of the state’s landmass. Those co-ops serve nearly 1.5 million rural electric consumers across the state, which includes co-op consumer-members in the poorest counties in the state.

Consumer-members who experience poverty are the reason why CREA works to make sure co-op electricity is not only sustainable and reliable, but also affordable. Every piece of legislation, every rule that affects electric co-op business and every mandate is balanced with how it will affect the electric bills for consumer-members.

This is especially important as electricity becomes the fuel of choice for everything, including home heating and cooling and electric vehicles.