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What's a cooperative?

As a member-owner of an electric cooperative, you are a part of what makes the cooperative difference!

Electric cooperatives are private, autonomous electric utilities owned by the people they serve. As a cooperative, Roanoke Electric is owned by you, our member-owner.  There are more than 900 electric cooperatives across 47 states that provide service to 42 million members like you.  So how did cooperatives come into existence?  The video below will tell you our story.

 

 

Cooperatives are so special that we believe in promoting the interest of the member-owners we serve by following these 7 cooperative principles:

  1. Voluntary and Open Membership
  2. Democratic Member Control
  3. Members' Economic Participation
  4. Autonomy and Independence
  5. Education, Training, and Information
  6. Cooperation Among Cooperatives
  7. Concern for Community
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News and Events

August 14, 2017

Last week, NOAA warned of an “extremely active” Atlantic hurricane season, with 2-5 major hurricanes now in the forecast.

With this in mind, Roanoke Electric Co-op officials are emphasizing the importance of having hurricane preparedness plans in place. North Carolina sits on the Atlantic coast, and when hurricanes hit the region they often bring with them flooding, power loss and wind-damage. 

August 01, 2017

The Roanoke Electric Care Trust board recently awarded grants to five community groups, as part of the co-op’s Operation RoundUp program. Third quarter grants totaled $10,111.25 and were presented to the following organizations:

July 27, 2017

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Roanoke Electric Co-op CEO Curtis Wynn testified recently on “The State of Infrastructure in Rural America” before the House Committee on Agriculture.



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