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, service rules and regulations.
Responsibility of REA
The North Carolina Rural Electrification Authority was created as an agency of the State of North Carolina to:
- Ensure that customers in the predominantly rural areas of the state have access to adequate, dependable, and affordable electric and telephone service.
- 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.
- Receive and investigate member complaints of the cooperatives.
- Advise cooperatives regarding recommended changes in rules and regulations.
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, 2017|
|Larry Wilson - Vice Chairman||June 30, 2019|
|Kenneth Greene||June 30, 2017|
|John Kopp||June 30, 2017|
|Robert Maxwell||June 30, 2019|
Frances Liles - Administrator
Angela McLeod - Administrative Assistant
4321 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4321
Phone - 919-814-4696