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Southwest Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative is a non-profit, member-owned electric utility located in Corning, Mt. Ayr, and Stanton.

Southwest Iowa REC is more than just an electric utility operating over 2,500 miles of power lines. Your cooperative is PEOPLE - you (the member-owner), the Board of Directors and a dedicated staff of employees. We pride ourselves in providing member-owners with safe, reliable electricity 24 hours a day year-round and excellent customer service.

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News & Events

System Reliability - Top Priority for Southwest Iowa REC

Southwest Iowa REC crews recently completed a new tie line construction project near Lake Icaria.  This project involved the construction of a half mile of new overhead line and a half mile of new underground line to provide system reliability in that area and for expected future load growth.  This project is part of the Cooperative’s new $11.15 million construction work plan that was recently developed and approved for the years 2017-2020.

Iowa RECs Advocate for Co-op Member-Owners in Washington, D.C.

More than 35 representatives from dozens of Iowa’s not-for-profit electric cooperatives, recently returned from a successful trip to the nation’s capital. While in Washington, D.C., the advocates attended high-level briefings on key issues impacting the electric industry and met with Iowa’s Congressional Delegation to discuss priorities. While many issues were discussed, Iowa’s electric co-ops focused on the President’s budget proposal, the Farm Bill reauthorization, and geothermal tax credits.

End-of-Session Remarks from Iowa’s Electric Cooperatives

Monday, May 1, 2017 – DES MOINES, IA – Reducing filing paperwork and protecting the safety of line workers were two major electric cooperative priorities that were accomplished in the Iowa General Assembly this year. Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives (IAEC) Board Chairman Steve Seidl praised Iowa legislators for their efforts to enact bipartisan, common-sense regulatory relief in SF 331 which eliminated costly and duplicative energy efficiency reporting requirements.

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