WRECA represents approximately 20 small mutual electric companies and rural electric cooperatives throughout Washington. Our members serve over 280,000 customers at approximately 149,000 locations throughout Washington; nearly one-fourth of Washington when measured by surface area!
All of our members use either the “cooperative” or “mutual” business model, which means that they serve their customers on a non-profit basis. The rural and small utilities we represent play a critical role in supporting the agriculture industry in Washington by providing electric service at cost to two-thirds of all farmland in Washington.
Local control is maintained; as cooperatives, the customers actually set their own rates, operating policies, and long term plans through elected representatives. This democratic process ensures that the customers always maintain control.