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Who We Are

Ozarks Electric Cooperative is an electric distribution cooperative, providing retail electric service to more than 70,000 residential, commercial and industrial members in northwest Arkansas and northeast Oklahoma.

Below are a few of the things that make us unique, differentiating us from investor-owned utility companies.

Seven Cooperative Principles

Electric cooperatives are special because they are owned by the members they serve and because they are guided not by profits, but by a particular set of seven principles. Learn more about the Seven Cooperative Principles here.

Community Involvement

The value of our members isn’t just measured in kilowatts. Our mission is to power communities and empower our members to improve their quality of life. That includes everything from our employees volunteering to helping sponsor various youth programs in our communities. 

Learn more about Ozarks Cares, our community involvement initiative here.

Environmental Stewardship

As we embrace the future, we are committed to being good stewards of our natural resources. Besides 167 megawatts of hydro power, our generation portfolio includes four megawatts generated from methane gas at a solid waste recycling facility in Tontitown.

Our latest addition is a one-megawatt solar generation facility, the first of its kind in Arkansas, housing approximately 4,000 solar panels on US Highway 412 (East Robinson). Learn more here.

Facts & Figures

Incorporated:May 16, 1938
Meters billed monthly: 87,000+
Miles of line: 7,100

  • Arkansas counties served:
    • Washington
    • Benton
    • Madison
    • Franklin
    • Crawford
  • Oklahoma counties served:
    • Adair
    • Cherokee
    • Delaware
    • Sequoyah

Capital Credit Allocation: 
$1.6 million in 2021; More than $51 million lifetime.

Member Satisfaction:
Three-year average ACSI score of 86.

System Reliability:
All-time best outage response times; area leader in various statistics

Contact Information

Physical Address:
3641 Wedington Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72704

Mailing Address:
PO Box 848
Fayetteville, AR 72702

Toll free: 1-800-521-6144