About Franklin Rural Electric Cooperative

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 6 counties in Iowa, 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).

Our Service territory


1560 Highway 65 North

Hampton, IA 50441


Monday-Friday 7:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M.




2021 Holidays (office closed):

Friday, January 1

Monday, May 31

Monday, July 5

Monday, September 6

Thursday & Friday, November 25 & 26

Friday, December 24 

Friday, Decemer 31


2021 Board Meeting Dates:

All board meetings are held in the board room at the co-op headquarters unless noted otherwise.

Tuesday, January 26 at 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 23  at 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 23 at 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 25 at 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 22 at 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 27 at 1:00 p.m

Tuesday, August 24 at 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 28 at 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 23 at 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 28 at 1:00 p.m.

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