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 and on-staff electricians to help its members better manage their energy needs.
HIC Number PA130865
Advanced Metering Infrastructure
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 offers grants in three categories: energy assistance, civic and community programs, and education.
Co-op Connections Program
This discount program benefits cooperative members by offering valuable deals from participating local and national businesses and offers discounts on health care services, event tickets, travel, and much more.
Demand Response Program
This coordinated, state-wide system reduces energy use during peak demand periods, cutting wholesale power costs for the cooperative, reducing the need for rate increases and ultimately saving members money.
Since 2012 Valley REC has hosted an annual charity golf tournament to benefit local area residents. The generous support of a wide range of area businesses and individuals helps our beneficiaries better meet the financial challenges that all too often result from serious illnesses or accidents.
Valley offers presentations about electrical safety, energy conservation, and environmental issues. These include programs for school children, working adults (especially highway workers and emergency personnel), and senior citizens.
Valley provides access to three energy education websites for children to learn about electricity and safety: Energy KidsSM from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Electric Universe® from Safe Electricity® and Moore Syndication, and Kids' Corner from the Electrical Safety Foundation International.
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 employment-related loss of (or reduction of) income.
Valley REC offers the Brighter Future Scholarship Program to both high school students and high school graduates pursuing accredited post-secondary education. PREA offers two different scholarships.
This competitive and informative program is designed to educate high school students about rural electric cooperatives and cooperative business principles while visiting Washington, DC.