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Southwest Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative is a non-profit, member-owned electric utility located in Corning, Mt. Ayr, and Stanton.
Southwest Iowa REC is more than just an electric utility operating over 2,500 miles of power lines. Your cooperative is PEOPLE - you (the member-owner), the Board of Directors and a dedicated staff of employees. We pride ourselves in providing member-owners with safe, reliable electricity 24 hours a day year-round and excellent customer service.
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News & Events
Board Approves Changes in Estate Patronage Refund Policy
Historically, Southwest Iowa REC has paid deferred patronage dividends to the estate of a deceased member at 100% face value when applied for. These refunds have been paid out of the normal rotation cycle. Other members have had to wait for a general patronage retirement to be approved by the Board of Directors to get their refund. The normal general patronage retirement cycle is around 20 years but we have been on a 16 year cycle in recent history. Best practice for our industry is, if an electric cooperative chooses to make special retirements, such as retirements
Iowa's Electric Co-ops Advocate at the Nation's Capital
Iowa’s not-for-profit electric cooperatives have returned from a successful trip to the nation’s capital. While in D.C., advocates met with Iowa’s congressional delegation on issues impacting their ability to provide reliable and affordable power.
The purpose of the trip is to ensure Iowa’s elected officials are fully aware of the thoughts and concerns of their constituents who are served by not-for-profit electric cooperatives.
Southwest Iowa REC Helps Build Stronger Rural Economy
Southwest Iowa REC is joining with 30,000 other cooperatives nationwide in October to celebrate National Cooperative Month, which recognizes the many ways cooperatives help to build stronger communities and a stronger economy. “Cooperatives Build” is the theme for this year’s celebration, spotlighting the many advantages cooperatives offer to their members and the communities in which they live and work. Nationwide, cooperatives create 2.1 million jobs and generate more than $650 billion in sales and other revenue annually.