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Coop Voices

Kerry Kelton

General Manager & CEO: Mid-South Synergy

As leaders of electric cooperatives and members of our communities, it is important to keep our members informed when polices and regulations will impact the quality of their lives. Our continued political engagement and building of relationships is vital to our collective success in Washington D.C. and our state capitals. I encourage all of our employees and members to stay engaged in our local and national politics.”

Coop Voices

Alex Perkerson

Government Affairs Specialist, Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association

Member engagement is important because as co-op employees, we work for them. Electric cooperatives are much more than a utility company to their members and it’s important that they know that. If we aren’t communicating with our members and advocating for electric cooperative values, we become obsolete.”

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Andrew Vehorn

Legislative Affairs Director, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware Association of Electric Cooperatives

We want to encourage co-op members to be involved in the political process. It is vitally important for them to be engaged in their communities and to be involved in decisions that impact their lives. They need to make their voice heard.”

Our Issues

  • Geothermal Heat Pumps Tax Credit

    Many electric cooperatives promote the use of ground-source (geothermal) heat pumps for heating and cooling.

  • Protect Your RS Plan Pension Benefits

    Over 880 rural electric cooperatives participate in the defined-benefit “multiple-employer” pension plan sponsored by NRECA, covering over 56,000 employees in 47 states.

  • Cyber Security

    Protecting the nation’s electric power grid and ensuring an affordable, reliable and secure supply of energy are top priorities for electric cooperatives, and the electric power industry as a whole.

  • Broadband Access

    America’s Electric Cooperatives support legislative efforts to increase access to affordable and reliable broadband in areas where we serve.

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America's Electric Cooperatives: Energy is Us

We electrified rural America 75 years ago. Now we will electrify vehicles and homes and water heaters and provide a path toward a cleaner, more sustainable future. Energy is us.