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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

July 18, 2017

Over the past year, member-owners were credited $2.05 per transaction towards their electric bill using the co-op’s Roanoke Rewards program.  That’s almost $25 per year for member-owners who shop online once a month.

July 18, 2017

The Sustainable Forestry and African American Land Retention Project will be holding a landowner meeting on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 from 9:30 am-12 pm at the Roanoke Center in Rich Square. The Sustainable Forestry Project seeks to provide landowners in Roanoke Electric Co-op’s service area with resources that will restore and conserve their forest land.

July 17, 2017

Fun summer events often includes water activities.  Roanoke Electric Co-op desires for both



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