Electric cooperatives across the country are actively expanding their fuel portfolios to include an array of renewable sources, including wind, solar, heat recovery, biomass, and hydro. (Data updated January 2017.)View Interactive Map
As late as the mid-1930s, 9 out of 10 rural homes were without electric service. Most rural electrification is the product of locally owned rural electric cooperatives that got their start by borrowing funds from the REA to build lines and provide service on a not-for-profit basis.
This visualization shows the growth of NRECA electric cooperatives in the United States over time.View the Visualization