Map of service territory

About Franklin Rural Electric Cooperative

Franklin Rural Electric Cooperative is an electrical distribution cooperative serving members since 1936, Franklin REC is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative that provides reliable, competitively priced electric energy to businesses, industries, farms and homes in six counties in Iowa, including Franklin; the southern third of Cerro Gordo; and portions of Butler, Floyd, Hardin and Wright counties.

Franklin REC maintains about 2,000 points of service at homes, businesses and organizations spread across approximately 800 miles of power lines.

A dedicated board of directors elected by members makes strategic decisions about rates, service reliability, investments and other important issues such as allocating and retiring capital credits (patronage).



1560 Highway 65

PO Box 437

Hampton, IA 50441


September-May: Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

June-August: Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.




2024 Holidays (office closed):

  • Monday, Jan. 1
  • Monday, May 27
  • Thursday, July 4
  • Monday, Sept. 2
  • Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24 and 25

2024 Board Meeting Dates:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 23
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27
  • Tuesday, March 26
  • Tuesday, April 23, 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 21
  • Tuesday, June 25
  • Tuesday, July 30
  • Tuesday, Aug. 27
  • Tuesday, Sept. 24
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 26
  • Tuesday, Dec. 27

All board meetings begin at 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted, and are held at the Franklin REC office.

(If you would like to attend a board meeting, please contact the general manager at least five days prior to the meeting date.)