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About Our Cooperative

Delaware Electric Cooperative is a progressive not-for-profit utility serving more than 112,000 homes, farms and businesses in central and southern Delaware. We are committed to providing members with affordable, reliable and sustainable power. We are focused on the communities we power because we are part of those communities. DEC is also focused on the future, which promises to bring extraordinary changes to the energy industry. Co-op leaders are proud to be taking a proactive role in shaping this energy revolution and are dedicated to making sure members have reliable, affordable, safe and sustainable energy for years to come.

We’re working hard to reduce our carbon footprint and are building a more sustainable and resilient network of power lines and substations. Cooperative leaders are providing members with the tools they need to conserve energy, all while maintaining the Co-op’s position as one of the most affordable energy providers in the First State. The cooperative business model is unique. As the only electric cooperative in Delaware, we give excess revenue back to our consumer members. Our leaders are members and so are many of our employees. We’re also part of a national network of hundreds of energy cooperatives that help each other during major storms and work together to develop innovative solutions to challenging problems.

DEC Lineworker Ben Salisbury credits what he learned from Co-op safety training for his quick response when he came upon an accident on the morning of December 22.

Why Work at DEC

DEC has been named one of Delaware’s top workplaces and we offer competitive pay and exceptional benefits. Employees are expected to treat members and their DEC family with respect and to be focused every day on doing what is in the best interest of the communities we power. Many of our employees have been serving members for decades and we pride ourselves on helping our team grow professionally while exploring their passions. If you have a strong work ethic and are interested in serving your neighbors, please considering applying to work at DEC. Check this page often for current openings.


Current Job Openings

Journeyman Lineman

DEC is seeking a full-time Journeyman Lineman to help maintain our Cooperative's electrical system while proving exceptional service to our members. 

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Journeyman Lineman

Business Systems Administrator

DEC is seeking a full-time Business Systems Administrator. This position will maximize DEC's business systems and enhance business workflows. The Administrator will also develop action plans for system improvements and develop and manage medium to long term Information technology business application projects.

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Business Systems Administrator

DEC Internship Program

Our member-owned cooperative is always looking for the next generation of exceptional employees. DEC's internship program is designed to provide college students with an immersive summer experience.

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