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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

May 23, 2017

Hurricane season officially starts June 1.  When these storms hit, they have the potential to cause major outages.  Now, member-owners can easily receive outage updates with Roanoke Electric Cooperative’s outage text alerts.

May 23, 2017

Roanoke Electric Cooperative will be hosting the quarterly Roanoke Chowan Partners for Progress (RCPP2) meeting on Friday, June 9. Curtis Wynn, the co-op's president and CEO, will be giving an update on the co-op's efforts to provide broadband access through Roanoke Connect.

May 22, 2017

Roanoke Electric Cooperative continues to provide a route for member-owners seeking assistance programs and financial aid with paying their bills. 



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