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Owen Electric Cooperative

8205 HWY 127 North
Owenton, KY 40359
P: +1 502-484-3471

Mission Statement


Owen Electric Cooperative's core purpose is to improve our members' lives by providing safe, reliable and affordable electric service. We strive to achieve this goal through the values of integrity, innovation, stewardship, and a commitment to our members, our employees, and our community. 

EDO History and Background

In 1937, five farmers saw the need for electrification in rural Owen County and they organized Owen County Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (RECC). In January of 1938, Governor A.B. "Happy" Chandler flipped the switch at a substation in New Liberty to energize homes for the first 100 Owen County R.E.C.C. members.