About Harney Electric Cooperative
Harney Electric Cooperative (HEC), headquartered in Hines, Oregon, with a district office in Orovada, Nevada and a satellite office in Fields, Oregon is an electric transmission and distribution cooperative that serves over 20,000 square miles in southeast Oregon and northern Nevada. The coop was founded in 1954 to provide power to rural farmers and ranchers in the region and now serves approximately 4,000 meters with 350 miles of transmission line and over 2,400 miles of distribution lines spanning across Harney, Malheur, Deschutes, Crook, Humboldt and Lake counties.
HEC is a consumer-owned cooperative. Its policies are established by a seven-person Board of Directors - each board member is a bill-paying, residential member elected by fellow members.