Columbia REA is dedicated to providing reliable, innovative, environmentally sound and cost-effective utility services and support to its membership. Additionally, the cooperative is supportive of educational, governmental, charitable and social activities that are deemed to be beneficial to the communities that it serves.
WHAT COLUMBIA REA REPRESENTS
As you can see by our Mission Statement above, Columbia REA is committed to improving the lives of our members. Since 1940, Columbia REA has delivered reliable electricity to homes, cabins, farms and businesses in Columbia and Walla Walla Counties and parts of Umatilla County. In 2000, Columbia REA established Columbia Energy, LLC (now called Columbia iConnect) to provide affordable High Speed Wireless Internet Services.
Being a cooperative, Columbia REA is owned by its members and is governed by an elected board of directors. Columbia REA members receive local, friendly service from employees who are committed to bettering the communities which we live. Additionally, Columbia REA members receive a share of the revenue over and above the cost of doing business in the form of capital credit refunds. This is 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 services, 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, positivity and professionalism.
Member Services is happy to provide you with information about a variety of topics related to cooperative membership as well as electric and internet services. If you have an interest in any of these topics, please contact us at 800-642-1231 or submit a request for information to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to speak with you about your questions or concerns.
Columbia REA is dedicated to providing safe, reliable, innovative, environmentally sound and cost-effective utility services and support to its members.