The Electric and Telephone Cooperatives are non-profit/non-regulated corporations. It is the responsibility of each cooperative's Board of Directors to establish its Bylaws, Rates, Service Rules and Regulations.


NCREA 2016 Biennial Report and Directory of Electric and Telephone Cooperatives

NCREA EMC Quarterly Regulatory Report Form

NCREA TMC Quarterly Regulatory Report Form


Responsibility of REA

The North Carolina Rural Electrification Authority was created as an agency of the State of North Carolina to:

    1. Ensure that customers in the predominantly rural areas of the state have access to adequate, dependable, and affordable electric and telephone service.
    2. Oversee the application of the electric and telephone cooperatives rules and regulations to ensure they are administered according to the manner in which they are written. 
    3. Receive and investigate member complaints of the cooperatives.
    4. Advise cooperatives regarding recommended changes in rules and regulations.
    5. The NCREA serves as an agent in securing and approving Rural Utility Service (RUS) and Rural Economic Development loans and grants (REDLG) from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
    6. The NCREA is responsible for receiving petitions for arbitration in compliance with the 1996 Telecommunications Act (The Act).

REA Board of Directors

The agency consists of five members to be appointed by the Governor of North Carolina. All appointments made by the Governor shall be made for terms of four years. For a list of past and present Commissioners, click here.

Board Member Term Expiration
Donnie Spivey - Chairman June 30, 2021
Larry Wilson - Vice Chairman June 30, 2019
Carolyn Bradley June 30, 2021
Steven C. Hunt June 30, 2021
Eric Cramer June 30, 2019


Contact Us

Frances Liles - Administrator

Angela McLeod - Administrative Specialist


4321 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-4321


Phone - 919-814-4696