Your electric cooperative – Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative—was formed over 70 years ago by members just like you who needed electric services. They pulled together to organize your electric cooperative.
Today cooperatives are found in every state of the union and serve approximately 120 million people--nearly half of the population of the United States. Thirty-one million of that number are served by 1,000 electric cooperatives in 46 states. There are 36 electric cooperatives in Iowa, and Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative serves around 6,000 meters in the City of Albia and rural Appanoose, Davis, Lucas, Marion, Monroe, Wapello and Wayne counties.
Providing electric service the cooperative way distinguishes electric coops from investor owned and electric utilities. Electric co-op employees and board members are part of the communities the co-op serves, and they are involved in community activities and unique projects and events that need our help.