Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative (SVEC) is a not-for-profit cooperative that provides safe, affordable and reliable electric service to more than 18,500 member-owners in the Florida counties of Columbia, Hamilton, Lafayette and Suwannee.
From its headquarters in Live Oak, Florida, SVEC maintains over 4,000 miles of electric distribution lines—enough to reach the far side of Alaska—and serves an area of about 2,000 square miles (1.28 million acres).
SVEC’s wholesale power provider is Seminole Electric, one of the largest generation and transmission cooperatives in the nation.
SVEC was created as a result of the Rural Electrification Act signed by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1936. SVEC was incorporated in December 1937 and energized its first electric line serving 69 members in 1940.