Skip to Content

Website Search

December 17, 2017

Power Up

The Cooperative Difference

Cooperatives are owned by the people they serve. That’s why those who receive electric service from us are called members, not customers.

Members maintain democratic control, which means they elect fellow members to represent them on the board of directors.

Electric cooperatives operate at cost. Any excess revenues are returned to our members in the form of capital credits.

As a cooperative we have a concern for community. We support the areas in which our members live and work.

We give our members a voice, and we are local—living and working alongside those we serve. That’s the cooperative difference.


  • The Cooperative Way:  Videos explaining what an electric cooperative business is and does.
  1. The Cooperative Story
  2. The Cooperative Purpose:  A Timeline throughout History
  3. Energy is Us




Learn more about energy efficiency and get rewarded with our incentives.

Save energy, save money

Outage Center

storm and outage center

Our storm updates with status map will give you information when you need it.

Stay informed, stay safe

Linn County REC

5695 REC Drive
P.O. Box 69
Marion, IA 52302

Call Us

Local: 319-377-1587
Toll Free: 1-800-332-5420 (IA Only)
Bill Payments: 1-877-999-9619

Contact Us

Questions & Comments
Business Hours: M-F, 8AM to 4:30PM

Watch Us on YouTube