Welcome! The Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives (AREA) is a member-owned federation of 22 electric distribution cooperatives.

Since 1936 electric co-ops have built 2.5 million miles of power lines across rural America –
long enough to reach from the earth to the moon five and a half times.

The story of how electric co-ops were built – not by big businesses looking for profit but by ordinary people working together –
makes this an American dream we can all be proud of.

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