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March 29, 2017

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Cooperative Information

About Us

Linn County Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) is a not-for-profit, member owned electric distribution cooperative serving more than 28,000 members in portions of six counties in eastern Iowa. Our membership includes residential and commercial accounts in rural and suburban areas of Linn and Johnson counties with line extensions into Jones, Cedar, Iowa and Benton counties.

Linn County REC is a member owned, not for profit cooperative under Iowa law. When there are profits that exceed the amount needed to operate the cooperative, they go back to our members, in the form of capital credits.

Our members are represented by a board of directors elected by the members.

Mission Statement

Linn County REC is committed to providing our members with reliable, cost effective, sustainable electricity and excellent customer service.

Cooperative Principles

Cooperative businesses are special because they are owned by the consumers they serve and because they are guided by a set of seven principles that reflect the best interests of those consumers. All cooperative businesses adhere to these seven guiding principles:

  1. Voluntary and Open Membership — Cooperatives are voluntary organizations, open to all persons able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political, or religious discrimination.
  2. Democratic Member Control — Cooperatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting policies and making decisions. The elected representatives are accountable to the membership. In primary cooperatives, members have equal voting rights (one member, one vote) and cooperatives at other levels are organized in a democratic manner.
  3. Members’ Economic Participation — Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of their cooperative. At least part of that capital is usually the common property of the cooperative. Members usually receive limited compensation, if any, on capital subscribed as a condition of membership. Members allocate surpluses for any or all of the following purposes: developing the cooperative, possibly by setting up reserves, part of which at least would be indivisible; benefiting members in proportion to their transactions with the cooperative; and supporting other activities approved by the membership.
  4. Autonomy and Independence — Cooperatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members. If they enter into agreements with other organizations, including governments, or raise capital from external sources, they do so on terms that ensure democratic control by their members and maintain their cooperative autonomy.
  5. Education, Training, and Information — Cooperatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their cooperatives. They inform the general public, particularly young people and opinion leaders, about the nature and benefits of cooperation.
  6. Cooperation Among Cooperatives — Cooperatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the cooperative movement by working together through local, national, regional, and international structures.
  7. Concern for Community — While focusing on member needs, cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies accepted by their members.

Incentives

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

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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

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