Electric Cooperative Growth
1914 - present

90% of rural homes had no electric service.

May 11, 1935
President Roosevelt established the Rural Electrification Administration (REA).

By 1949
Rural electric systems doubled, # of consumers more than tripled, and miles of line grew more than five-fold.

By 1953
> 90% of U.S. farms had electricity.

Start the visualization to see how NRECA cooperatives helped light up rural America.

Map includes NRECA member cooperatives.
Year is based on the incorporation filing date listed with the state Secretary of State office.
Because of this, consolidated co-ops may be listed with a later date than the filing dates of the individual co-ops being consolidated.
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