It’s a simple premise: when you flip the
switch at home, the lights should come on.
And at Access Energy Cooperative,
we work hard to ensure you have electricity
every hour of every day. It’s what we do;
we’re here for you, our member-owners.
Even as we upgrade the distribution
system to improve reliability, we face
continual threats, like a tornado or ice
storm. Maybe a neighbor forgets to call
before he digs up his backyard. Maybe
someone would slide off the road and hit a
With 2200 miles of electric distribution
lines, we have a lot of ground to cover.
So when the lights go out, we cover it as
quickly as possible. Not too long ago, our
only option was linemen driving throughout
large areas to investigate a problem. Since
then, we have invested in smart technologies
that allow us to monitor our system remotely
and pinpoint problems more quickly and
accurately as they occur.
We also have great employees with
tremendous expertise in maintaining and
repairing our infrastructure. As your locally
owned and operated not-for-profit utility, we
deeply care about the areas we serve. We
evaluate and deploy cost-effective system
upgrades and preventive maintenance
strategies across our 10 counties. And, we
work hard all year to keep trees away from
power lines to prevent outages.
This combination of expertise, technology
and our local focus helps us meet new
challenges and exceed your expectations.