Category: Currents

Incorporated on July 11, 1949, Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) celebrates its 75th anniversary this month.

Based in Little Rock, AECC’s primary mission is to provide 1.2 million electric cooperative members with Reliable, Affordable and Responsible electricity by generating, selling and delivering wholesale electric energy — along with related services — to its 17 member-owned electric distribution cooperatives in Arkansas.

AECC and its member cooperatives serve about 62% of the geographical area of Arkansas and approximately 30% of the total load in the state. AECC is also a member of the Midcontinent Independent System Operator and Southwest Power Pool regional transmission organizations.

AECC’s wholly owned generation plants include two natural gas/oil-based plants, three hydroelectric generating stations on the Arkansas River and four natural gas-based plants.

The Balance of Power, a central philosophy of the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, is to maintain a portfolio of diverse energy generation resources to deliver dependable and cost-effective electricity, which includes intermittent projects.