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). 

2014 Annual Meeting Election Results

Thank you to the Meeker community and all of the WREA members who participated in the 69th Annual Meeting of the Membership on September 10, 2014.   It was another successful meeting and the official Director election results are posted.  Congratulations to Stan Wyatt and Hal Pearce, both incumbents, for being reelected to the WREA Board of Directors.  


A special thank you to the Meeker Lions Club for preparing and serving the delicious BBQ lunch that was served to over 375 members of this community.  


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2014 WREA Annual Meeting

Co-op returns over $1 Million in Patronage Capital

As part of our annual patronage capital payout, White River Electric Board of Directors recently approved patronage capital retirement of $1,104,010.68 to its consumers in 2014.  A total of 1,924 checks were mailed to consumers who contributed to the cooperative revenue in 1999-2000.  The WREA Board of Directors and staff are grateful for the continued success of this cooperative, which allows them the ability to return large revenues to its consumers.  We encourage all WREA members, past and present, to notify the office of all address changes, so that any patronage capital payments are received in a timely fashion.  Please call 970-878-5041 or email wrea@wrea.org with any comments or concerns.

Colorado Country Life ~ September, 2014

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Colorado Country Life Magazine ~ August, 2014

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Local teen returns from trip to nation’s capital

Jacob Phelan of Meeker recently participated in the electric cooperative Washington D.C. Youth Tour program sponsored by White River Electric.    He spent a week in Washington, D.C., with 29 peers representing electric cooperatives from across Colorado.  Each June, an action-filled week provides high school students opportunities to learn first-hand what it is like to be involved in politics, community service, and the energy industry. 

The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour has been a joint effort of White River Electric, the Colorado Rural Electric Association, Colorado Electric Educational Institute, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Since 1964, the nation's cooperative electric utilities have sponsored more than 40,000 high school juniors and seniors for visits to their U.S. congressional delegations, energy and grassroots government education sessions, and sightseeing in Washington.

Thank you Jacob Phelan for representing this community!


WREA Products & Services

Check out WREA's 2014 Residential Energy Efficient Products & Services that include rebates for energy efficient LED lightbulbs, energy efficient appliances, water heaters, water pumps and other products. Go to the Products & Services tab located above or call WREA for more information.  Rebate Applications are also available at WREA.

WREA Notification Subscription

Members will soon be able to receive Notifications from WREA via email such as Outages and Restoration updates among others;  WREA won't share your email with any third party company.  If you would like to receive WREA notifications via email please feel free to join/subscribe on this page below.

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