About MREA

Our vision

Strength through unity.

Our mission

Serving our members through collaborative leadership and expertise.

Our values

Integrity, Leadership, Quality, and Service.

The Minnesota Rural Electric Association (MREA) is the Minnesota Statewide representing the electric cooperatives in the state of Minnesota. We foster unity among and provide service to all of Minnesota’s 50 electric cooperatives.


Caring about who we are and where we are going. Honest and straightforward in all we do.


Unified and co-op strong. Relevant for today and prepared for tomorrow.

Excellence / quality

Excellence through innovation. Providing uncompromised quality.


Be the preferred choice by putting our members first.


MREA exists for its members to provide service, unity, and leadership and is responsive to member feedback and needs.  In line with the 2nd Cooperative Principle, “Democratic Member Control,” MREA is divided into seven districts and governed by a fourteen-member board of directors, which represents Minnesota’s electric co-op interests. MREA Board meetings are held bi-monthly on the third Tuesday and Wednesday.

Our services


MREA’s Safety services features compliance and fleet safety, health & wellness, incident analysis, public safety and emergency response.

Education and training

MREA provides education and training resources for member co-op directors, managers and employees. Among the several conferences we host, MREA oversees the coordination of the Rural Electric Management Association conferences.

Government affairs

MREA represents the legislative and regulatory interests of Minnesota’s electric cooperatives before the state legislature and state agencies and maintains a unified message to the Minnesota Legislature and Congressional and federal executive agencies.

Other programs

Other major programs include Rural Electric Management Association (REMA) conference facilitation, Youth Tour, Lineworker Apprenticeship, Leadership Training, Education for cooperative directors and employees.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the site, please feel free to contact us. We are always looking for ways to better serve our members—YOU are important to us!