We need our electric co-ops to embrace and lead the future, or we risk losing them completely. Find out what's at stake.
Nearly 900 electric cooperatives cover 75% of the U.S. and sell $45 billion of electricity a year to their 42 million owners. Co-ops were started to bring electricity, and with it, economic opportunity, to people in rural America whose needs were ignored by for-profit utilities. Today, the need to empower people left out of our investor-owned economy is greater than ever before. We need our co-ops to embrace and lead the future, or we risk losing them completely.