Programs & Services
Energy Conservation, Products, and Community Service
Listed below are some of the programs and services available through Valley REC. For more information on these and other programs and services, please contact the Member Services Department, or send an e-mail to Member Services.
- Valley Rural Energy Services
- Valley REC offers a suite of electrical products and services such as water heaters (sales, rebates, and installation), generators, transfer switches, and on-staff electricians to help its members better manage their energy needs. Visit the Valley Rural Energy Services page for a full list of VRES products and services.
- Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
- A system of new automated meters now sends meter readings over the power lines to the cooperative’s computer system.
- Community Service Grant Program
- Valley REC makes grants available in three categories: energy assistance, civic and community programs, and education. Grants of $500 to $1,000 are available. The program offers funds to members experiencing financial hardship, to service organizations such as fire and ambulance companies, and to educators who need support materials to teach blocks of instruction related to electricity or the cooperative business model. Visit the Community Service Grant Program page for more information and applications.
- Co-op Connections Program
- This discount card program benefits cooperative members by offering valuable discounts from participating local and national businesses.
- Demand Response (Energy Management)
- This is a coordinated, state-wide system that reduces energy use during peak demand periods, cutting wholesale power costs for the cooperative. For more information about how you can help reduce demand, read this one page article at the link below.
- Demand Response Article (PDF, 358 KB)
- Educational Programs
- Valley offers presentations about electrical safety, energy conservation, and environmental issues.
- Members Helping Members
- This voluntary, consumer-funded program is designed to provide financial assistance to Valley REC consumers unable to pay their electric bills due to economic hardship. Visit the Members Helping Members page for more information and applications.
- Valley REC offers the Brighter Future Scholarship Program to both high school students and high school graduates pursuing accredited post-secondary education. The Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association offers two different scholarship programs. Visit the Scholarships page for more information and applications.
- Youth Tour
- This competitive program is designed to educate high school students about rural electric cooperatives and cooperative business principles while visiting Washington, DC. For more information about this exciting and informative opportunity, visit the Youth Tour page.