At a Glance

  • Public utility regulated by the Arkansas Public Service Commission
  • Taxable cooperative under 501(c)(12) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Transmits power through two regional transmission organizations
  • Top credit-quality rated generation and transmission cooperative in the country
  • Returns millions of dollars to member cooperatives each year

Generation Facilities & Purchased Power Agreements

AECC owns or has purchase power agreements for a total of 4,286 megawatts of generation capacity. AECC’s generation plants include three natural gas/oil-based plants, three hydroelectric generating stations on the Arkansas River, and four natural gas-based plants. AECC also owns portions of four coal-based power plants in Arkansas.

In addition to its owned generation assets, AECC has purchase power agreements for additional energy resources including hydroelectric energy from the Southwestern Power Administration, biomass energy, wind energy and solar energy. Altogether, the total amount of these resources represents more than 18 percent of the cooperative’s generation and energy portfolio.

The Mix

AECC takes a balanced approach to providing power to the State of Arkansas and, on an energy basis, nearly 20% of the power AECC’s members consume comes from hydro, wind, solar and biomass resources. Collectively, Arkansas’ electric cooperatives provide this diverse and reliable generation mix to more than 600,000 homes, farms and businesses in Arkansas and surrounding states.