Rich Mountain Electric Cooperative, Inc. was formed in 1945 with the mission of providing electric service to residents of rural Arkansas and Oklahoma who could not obtain service from investor-owned utilities or municipality. As a cooperative, Rich Mountain Electric is owned by its customers and operates on a non-profit basis. Unlike investor owned utilities which seek to maximize profit and investor value, Rich mountain Electric Cooperative has the sole objective of providing low cost, reliable electric service to all members in its service territory. All revenues of Rich Mountain Electric are dedicated to this single objective and cannot be diverted for other purposes, and any revenues in excess of the cost of providing such electric service belong to the members.



Miles of Distribution Lines

6,319 +

Members Served


Counties Served


Year Cooperative was Organized