About Us

Mission Statement

Columbia REA provides reliable, innovative, environmentally sound, cost-effective utility services and support to its members.

The Cooperative values and actively supports educational, governmental, charitable, and social activities that are beneficial to the communities it serves.

What We Represent

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.

Owned by Members

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 in 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.

Quality Services

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.

columbia rea employees in front, in, and on top of bucket truckCore Values

At Columbia REA, our core values are:

  • Honesty
  • Loyalty
  • Responsibility
  • Positivity
  • Professionalism

Need More Information?

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 by emailing Columbia REA. We will be happy to speak with you about your questions or concerns.