At MREA, we work in close partnership with the cooperative’s National organization, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), on a broad range of Federal legislative and regulatory issues and policies. We stay in contact with our Federal congressional delegation and their staff, and keep them informed regarding the cooperative positions and perspectives on energy issues and other policy items important to Minnesota’s Rural Electric Cooperatives.
We interact and work with federal agencies on behalf of our membership.
We coordinate closely with Minnesota’s six Generation & Transmission cooperatives and 44 distribution cooperatives to hear their concerns regarding federal policy issues and provide a coordinated message to federal policy makers and NRECA.
We coordinate grassroots activities among the Minnesota rural electric cooperative family, at both the state and the Federal level. This includes organizing and coordinating three trips to Washington DC each year to provide our congressional delegation a direct perspective from cooperative Directors, CEOs, and staff on our important issues. If you are interested in joining us for one of these trips, please search for upcoming DC trip on our events page.
For more information about key energy and cooperative issues facing congress, VISIT NRECA.