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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

October 30, 2017

With the co-op’s mobile app, member-owners can monitor their daily energy usage and make better informed decisions to save money on their electric bills. 

October 27, 2017

U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, Greenville, SC

GREENVILLE, SC - Enviva Holdings, LP today announced a $45,000 grant to support African American land retention and healthy forests in northeastern North Carolina.  The grant to the Sustainable Forestry Program of the Roanoke Center—a nonprofit affiliate of the Roanoke Electric Cooperative headquartered in Ahoskie, North Carolina—deepens the existing partnership between Enviva, the Roanoke Center, and the U. S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment).  That program serves forest owners in seven counties in the Cooperative’s service region and near two of Enviva’s wood pellet facilities.

October 17, 2017

Roanoke Electric Co-op is offering water heater control devices. Which boost energy efficiency and savings, free to member-owners.



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