White River Valley Elec Coop.

By: Bubbajunk.com

White River Valley Electric Cooperative origins are traced back to 1935, when the Rural Electrification Administration was created. This New Deal agency was created to bring rural Americans the same comforts, like electric lights to extend the day and electric motors to ease the daily workload that modern life provided to city residents. The rural desire for electricity was passionate, but the means elusive. The large distances between members made stringing lines and setting poles costly, generating little, if any, profit for electric utilities.  

The company proudly serves portions of Christian, Douglas, Ozark, Stone, and Taney counties. The company is part of a larger utility network of six regional and 51 local electric cooperative systems in Missouri, southeast Iowa and northeast Oklahoma serving more than 750,000 homes and businesses, representing 1.95 million individual consumers.  

The company is part of a nationwide system of electric cooperatives serving 30 million people in 46 states. White River Valley Electric Cooperative is also a viable partner in America's largest electric utility system. The company serves more than 39,000 consumers in five counties. The cooperative systems shown here do more than provide reliable electricity to their members. This integrated system also offers energy-efficient and economic development incentives, sponsors electrical safety and youth programs, and participates in community development efforts.  

White River Valley Electric Cooperative has over 800 consumer owned local electric cooperatives across the U.S. serve 11 percent of this nationÂâ€Ã¢„¢s population with electric service. Cooperatives, which have elected to participate in the Touchstone Energy branding program and national marketing alliance, are committed and invested community members dedicated to providing high quality and responsive utility service.They represent the interests of both residential and commercial consumers and give a strong group voice in communicating those interests.

A staking engineer will design customer electric service. The engineer must then approve customer meter loop before their application for electric service, customer agree to pay at least a minimum monthly bill for one year whether or not use electricity for the meter. White RiverÂâ€Ã¢„¢s board of directors must approve for construction any new line that is in excess of half mile.