About Salem Electric
Who we are, how we operate, and our commitment to cooperative principles.
Founded in 1938, Salem Electric is a not-for-profit electric cooperative. Unlike investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives provide electricity to their consumer-members at cost. Reliable, renewable, electricity is distributed to members throughout our 17.5 square mile service territory.
Salem Electric is committed to the communities we serve by providing scholarships, heating assistance, donations, and electrical safety education. SE employees are members of your community who volunteer hundreds of hours annually to local organizations.
Five goals guide our business decisions.
- Reliable Service
- Good Customer Relations
- Good Employee Relations
- Financial Integrity
- Low Rates
All cooperative businesses adhere to seven guiding principles.
7 Cooperative Principles
- Open and Voluntary Membership
- Democratic Member Control
- Members' Economic Participation
- Autonomy and Independence
- Education, Training, and Information
- Cooperation Among Cooperatives
- Concern for Community
Salem Electric is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis, including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual preference.
Salem Electric has no job openings at this time.
Salem Electric has a defined service territory shown in gray and located within the boundary line on the map below. To start service or determine if a specific address is served by Salem Electric, please contact our office during business hours at 503-362-3601.
Meet Your Board of Directors
Salem Electric board members support the work of the general manager and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. Directors are elected by the membership and serve three-year terms. Contact Us
All regular board meetings are held at Salem Electric at 6:00 p.m. Members are welcome to attend. Dates of upcoming board meetings are posted on our Meetings, Events, and Closures page, and both the Board Meeting Summaries and Minutes of Board Meetings are available for view.
We’re here for you. Salem Electric's management team has over 127 years of dedicated experience working for Salem Electric. We love our co-op and we hope you do too.