About Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc.
SVEC came about as a result of the Rural Electrification Act signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on May 20, 1936. In 1937, SVEC was formed and incorporated. It is the oldest cooperative in the State of Florida. Seven rural residents became the Charter Board of Trustees: C.F. Hart, Madison L. Smith, Eula Fletcher, Louis D. Howell, Perry Davis, S.B. Blackmon and Luther Atkins.
In 1940, SVEC energized its first electric line consisting of 52 miles serving 69 members. As of 2012, SVEC serves over 18,000 members, 27,916 services in place, 4,172 miles of energized lines serving 4 North Florida Counties: Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette and Suwannee Counties.
Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. welcomes the opportunity to provide you, the member-consumer, with electric service. SVEC is a not for profit, rural electric cooperative owned by its member-consumers. We would like to provide you with answers to questions you may have about SVEC.
Looking to Contact Us?For office location and hours, contact information, company directory, and more
please visit our contact page.
SVEC provides electricity to residential, farm, and commercial consumers in Suwannee, Lafayette, Hamilton, and Columbia counties. SVEC serves over 26,000 electric meters and maintains approximately 4,051 miles of energized lines - enough to reach from Miami, Florida to San Francisco, California.
Each SVEC member-consumer with at least one electric service is a voting member in the business affairs of the Cooperative, subject to the provisions of the Bylaws. The member-consumers of SVEC meet annually to transact business and to elect Trustees whose term of office has expired. Nine Trustees serve for three year terms. The Board of Trustees establishes operating policies and exercises all powers of the Cooperative except those powers reserved to the member-consumers, or delegated to the Executive VP & General Manager.