From booming suburbs to remote rural farming communities, America’s electric cooperatives are energy providers and engines of economic development for more than 19 million American homes, businesses, farms and schools in 47 states.

Own & Maintain


of Electric Distribution Lines in the United States

Power More Than

19 Million

Businesses, Homes, Schools and Farms


42 Million

People cross 88% of U.S. Counties

833 distribution and
62 generation & transmission



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.