White River Electric is a consumer owned, non profit electric distribution cooperative. White River serves Eastern Rio Blanco County, including the Town of Meeker and the Piceance Creek Basin, portions of Northern Garfield County and Southern Moffat County. White River Electric headquarters are located in Meeker, Colorado.


WREA offices are open for your convenience from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday (except holidays).

WREA Scholarships Being Accepted for 2015

Attention Graduating Seniors:


It's scholarship season at WREA!!  Scholarship applications are due NO LATER than February 10, 2015 and interviews will take place sometime in February.  Please see the attached application and guidelines.  

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Colorado Country Life Magazine ~ February, 2015


Please click the link below for the online version of the popular Colorado Country Life Magazine.



White River Electric Approves 2014 Bill Credit

The White River Electric Association Board of Directors approved a December 2014 Bill Credit for all WREA electric accounts. The 2014 Bill Credit will appear on consumer’s December 2014 bill that arrives in the mail the first week of January. The 2014 Bill Credit is based upon electric usage from January through November 2014, and is proportionate to electric consumption. The Bill Credit is a result of excess revenue in 2014.  According to WREA General Manager, Alan Michalewicz, “a system wide bill credit is highly unusual in the electric industry, but it made sense this year due to unique financial circumstances.” The successful resolution of the Tri State rate case and strong sales contributed to White River Electric’s unique financial year. The average residential account will receive a $10.00 credit on their December bill. “It’s not a lot but every little bit counts. We hope our member consumers enjoy a little extra change in their pockets this holiday season,” said Michalewicz. Commercial and industrial accounts will receive larger credits that are in proportion to their electric consumption from January through November 2014. White River Electric wishes all of its member consumers a Happy New Year. Please call WREA at 970-878-5041 if you have additional questions.


On November 19, 2014, the White River Electric Association, Inc., Board of Directors approved rate decreases for all rate classes effective January 1, 2015. Please see the complete WREA 2015 Rate Schedule listed below for additional details and information. WREA worked diligently to reach a successful resolution in its rate complaint case with its wholesale power supplier, Tri State Generation and Transmission, at the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. This success gave WREA an opportunity to reduce its retail rates while maintaining a strong financial position for the company. The average WREA member will receive a 3% decrease. This rate decrease will save an average residential customer $32.00 per year. The WREA Board and management recognize that electric rates are a consistent part of everyone’s budget. White River Electric hopes this rate decrease and savings will help everyone’s bottom line. Please call WREA or stop by the headquarters with any comments or questions.

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White River Electric is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative. Touchstone Energy is a national alliance of local consumer-owned electric cooperatives.