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

Press Releases

Below are recent press releases from AREA.

Alabama’s electric cooperatives power economic development

Alabama cooperatives send help to Florida

AREA endorses Katie Britt 

AREA honors Alabama House Speaker McCutcheon

More than $300,000 in scholarships awarded to Ala. students

AREA names new CEO

Alabama crews restore power to more than 70% of Baldwin EMC system

Restoration efforts in Baldwin County continue (Sept. 19, 2020)

Crews from Alabama and other states headed to co-ops hit hard by Hurricane Sally (9 a.m., Sept. 17, 2020)

Alabama co-ops mobilize to respond to outages from Hurricane Sally (Sept. 16, 2020)

Alabama co-ops prepare for outages from Hurricane Sally (Sept. 15, 2020)

Alabama co-op crews, still in Louisiana, prepare for Hurricane Sally (Sept. 14, 2020)

Crews from Ala. co-ops head to Louisiana for Hurricane Laura recovery (Aug. 28, 2020)

Alabama cooperatives continue hurricane response in Fla., Ga. (Oct. 22)

Cooperatives in Alabama ready to respond to Hurricane Michael (Oct. 10)

Alabama cooperatives continue to help in North Carolina (September 18)

Alabama Cooperatives sending help to North Carolina UPDATE (September 14)

Alabama Cooperatives sending help to North Carolina (September 13)

Alabama cooperatives ready to respond to help with power restoration (September 11)

Tombigbee Communications receives a grant for rural broadband expansion (May 3)

Baldwin EMC Hurricane Nate power restoration efforts complete (October 8)

Crews sent to help restore power in Florida. (September 12)

Alabama co-ops ready to help. (September 11)

Crews restore power due to surprise winter snow (December 10)

Update to Winter Snow outages. (December 11)