Lane Elec Coop.

By: Bubbajunk.com

Lane Electric Cooperative was integrated on May 17, 1939 to provide rural electric service on a cooperative basis to areas in Lane County that were not being served by other utilities. The first area of service was the upper end of the McKenzie valley.
 
Lane Electric Co-op is a rural electric distribution cooperative whose primary mission is to give safe, reliable and economical electric service to its member/owners in Lane County. The company has highly involved in their local communities and offers a variety of programs for the elementary, middle and high schools students in their area. Company also maintain their local businesses, promote economic development and are highly involved with youth sports programs. The company also offers many different Programs and services developed to help their residential, commercial and industrial customers.

At present Lane ElectricÂâ€Ã¢„¢s service territory covers 2,600 square miles including Forest Service land along their eastern boundary in the Cascade Mountains to Linn County on their northern boundary, the Row River valley and Oakridge to their south and the eastern edge of the city of Venetia as their western boundary. The company service territory surrounds islands of service by the Eugene and Springfield municipal utilities, the Emerald PUD and service by PP&L to several towns along the I-5 corridor. The cities and towns Lane Electric serves in or near include Blue River, Cottage Grove, Creswell, and Culp Creek, Dexter, Dorena, Eugene, Fall Creek, Lorane, Oakridge, Pleasant Hill, Veneta and Vida and West fir.
Lane Electric served 12,424 electric accounts over 793 miles of overhead lines, 595 miles of underground lines and 74 miles of energized transmission lines manned by 47 employees in 2005. Company had a gross plant value of $44,809,000 and $17,495,000 in electric operating revenues. Lane Electric is one of 18 rural electric cooperatives in the state of Oregon and each of these cooperatives are members of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) which has approximately 850 cooperative members serving 36 million people in 47 states across the United States Lane Electric is also one of 16 member cooperatives of the Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association (ORECA) specializing in electric cooperative issues in the State of Oregon.

Lane Electric Co-op is a rural electric distribution cooperative whose primary mission is to provide safe, reliable and economical electric service to its member/owners in rural Lane County.