Ravalli Electric Co-op is a not-for-profit cooperative with one office located just north of Stevensville, Montana.
We were incorporated in 1936 as part of a national movement which became the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) when rural farmers and ranchers asked the federal government to loan them money to electrify. Rural Montanans didn’t want to be left in the dark just because they didn’t live in the cities.
There are many co-ops in the state of Montana: Missoula Electric, Flathead Electric, Vigilante and Lincoln Electric to name a few. Montana co-ops are all predominantly rural.
Ravalli Electric Co-op was the first co-op in the state. We now serve over 11,000 members.