Welcome to White River Electric Association, Inc..
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.
The offices are open for your convenience from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm. Monday through Friday (except holidays).
WREA SAFETY DEMO on December 10, 2013
WREA welcomed area contractors and employees from Rio Blanco County, RBC Sheriff’s office, the Town of Meeker and the Meeker Recreation District to attend a High Voltage Safety Demonstration on December 10, 2013 at the WREA Crew Shop. Please call WREA at 878-5041 to report electric related safety hazards including down power lines. Public and employee safety are a top priority at White River Electric, so please call if you are interested in learning more about electric safety training.
WREA Tree Lighting & Parade of Lights
Thanks Meeker for a fun Tree Lighting and Merry Meeker Parade of Lights! WREA wishes all of its members a safe & joyous holiday season!!
WREA Approves 2014 Rates – No Increase for Residential Rates
The White River Electric Association Board of Directors approved the 2014 Rate Schedule at its regularly scheduled November Board meeting. In October, Tri-State Generation & Transmission notified White River Electric of a 2014 wholesale rate increase. White River Electric’s management and Board reviewed the impact of the wholesale rate increase on the 2014 budget and the associated cost to serve each of its rate classes. The Board determined that through efficiencies the wholesale rate increase could be absorbed for specific rate classes. As a result of these efforts, there will not be a 2014 rate increase for the Residential, Small Commercial, Large Commercial, Irrigation and Street Lighting rate classes. The wholesale impact on the Large Power rate classes was too large to absorb, therefore the Large Power rate classes will be assessed an average of a 1.43% increase in 2014. This rate increase is a direct pass through from Tri-State and is not a result of White River Electric’s internal costs. Alan Michalewicz, WREA’s new General Manager, stated, “White River can tighten its belt in an effort to absorb this wholesale rate increase for the smaller classes of customers and will strive to find opportunities for efficiencies for our larger rate classes going forward.” Michalewicz further commented that, “rates impact consumers differently and unfortunately White River can’t avoid passing through the wholesale increase to our larger rate classes.” The White River Electric Board and Management will continue to work diligently to provide the members safe, reliable electricity with superior customer service at the most reasonable cost possible. Please contact WREA’s General Manager, Alan Michalewicz, with additional questions or comments at 970-878-5041.
For more information, please see 2014 Rate Schedule
Winter Storm Clean Up
On November 4th & 5th, White River Electric Line Crews worked with Rio Blanco County to clean up down tree branches and limbs left over from the October 3, 2013 Winter Storm. Thanks to the White River Crew and RBC for your efforts!
WREA Notification Subscription
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