About RVEC

About RVEC


Raccoon Valley Electric Cooperative (RVEC), headquartered in Glidden, Iowa, is a member-owned, non-for-profit rural electric cooperative. RVEC provides reliable, affordable, responsible energy to businesses and industries, farms and homes throughout west central Iowa.

RVEC is owned and controlled by the rural members we serve. RVEC is governed by seven (7) person Board of Directors elected by, the member-owners. Financing is obtained from the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC).

The Cooperative serves over 2,040 members with 1,242 miles of line in 9 counties with 18 employees.

Our Mission:

To safely provide reliable, affordable and responsible service while being a leader in our community's prosperity and growth.

Our Values:

At RVEC, we share the same values as the seven principles of cooperatives below:

Seven Principles of Cooperatives

  • Voluntary and open membership without discrimination
  • Democratic member control
  • Members’ economic participation
  • Cooperative autonomy and independence
  • Member education, training and information to the general public
  • Cooperation among cooperatives
  • Concern for community

Generation Mix:
RVEC is committed to providing electricity that is reliable, affordable and responsible. Our generation and transmission needs are provided by Corn Belt Power Cooperative and Basin Electric Power Cooperative.They meet our energy needs with a diverse fuel mix of coal, nuclear, hydro, landfill gas generation, wind, natural gas and oil energy resources. Nearly 58% of its electricity is generated from emission and carbon free resources that minimize the impact to our natural environment.

Having fuel diversity is good for RVEC members-owners because it:

  • Moves us to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly power supply mix
  • Helps lessen exposure to emission regulations and avoids spending resources on emission abatements that would lead to increased costs 
  • Increases reliability by having a diverse generation mix that ensures that power will be available across a broad spectrum of conditions; such as severe weather events

We all continue to invest in new technology and renewable energy production, supporting Iowa's development of renewable energy resources.

All or some of the renewable energy credits associated with this generation may have been sold or may be sold in the future, to other parties, or may be used to comply with future regulatory requirements.


David Onken, President - Carroll

Jeff Cranston - Odebolt

Steve Schable - Carroll

Mark Ludwig - Breda

Steve Seidl - Coon Rapids

Karen Werner - Schaller

Mark Adams - Glidden

Headquarters - Office Hours: 7:00 to 4:00 Monday through Friday

28725 Highway 30
PO Box 486
Glidden, IA. 51443-0486
PHONE: 712.659.3649
PHONE: 800.253.6211
FAX: 712.659.3716


601 E Main St.

PO Box 397

Sac City, IA  50583

EMAIL: Click on this link

Leadership Team

Jim Gossett, CEO

Jack Scanlan, Line Superintendent