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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

Happy Thanksgiving! OFFICES CLOSED

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  Our offices will be closed Thursday, November 24th & Friday, November 25th.

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving!

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.

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