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The mission of Columbia Rural Electric Association is to improve the quality of life for our members.

Since 1940, Columbia REA has delivered reliable electricity to homes, cabins, farms and businesses in rural areas of Columbia and Walla Walla Counties and parts of Umatilla County. In 2000 Columbia REA established Columbia Energy, LLC to provide affordable High Speed Wireless Internet Services.

As a cooperative, Columbia REA is owned by its members and governed by an elected board of directors. Members receive friendly service from local employees who care about them and the communities in which we live, and members receive a share of the revenue over and above the cost of doing business in the form of capital credit refunds. That's because Columbia REA is accountable to its members, not distant stakeholders. With the cooperative philosophy, rates cover the cost of doing business and are not marked up to generate profit.

Columbia REA is proud to offer quality products and service, while helping members manage their bills with energy efficiency programs. We are eager to help find solutions that balance environmental concerns with keeping the lights on and electric bills affordable. Since our beginning in 1939, it remains our commitment to improve life in local communities.

At Columbia REA, our core values are honesty, loyalty, responsibility, positive attitude and behavior, and professional image.

Customer Service is pleased to provide you with information about a variety of topics related to cooperative membership, electric and internet services. If you have an interest in one of these topics, contact us at 800-642-1231 or submit a request for information. We will be happy to speak with you about your questions and concerns.

 

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