The Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives (AMEC) is a statewide service organization for Missouri’s 47 electric cooperatives. Organized in 1937 and headquartered in Jefferson City, AMEC represents the interest of the state’s electric co-ops and their members at the state capitol and provides other needed services to Missouri’s member-owned, not-for-profit electric providers. In addition to legislative activities, AMEC provides job training to electric co-op employees, organizes Missouri's annual participation in NRECA's youth tour of Washington DC, assists in marketing efforts and produces the award-winning monthly statewide publication Rural Missouri among other activities.
What is an Electric Cooperative?
- Electric cooperatives are privately owned businesses established to supply electricity to their member-owners.
- Electric co-ops are owned by the people who use the power the co-op provides. Its customers are also its owners.
- Electric co-ops operate on a not-for-profit basis, with excess margins returned to the consumer either in the form of patronage capital or in stable rates.
- Electric co-ops are governed by a board of directors elected from among the membership.
- Any member may run for the board and all members are asked to participate in an annual membership meeting at which board members are elected.
AMEC has served our membership for over 75 years. Please watch the video below, and you'll understand why we celebrate our proud heritage.