Bedford Rural Electric Cooperative is a non-profit electric cooperative, incorporated on June 2, 1939. We are a member-owned electric utility, established to provide electric service to the rural areas of Bedford County and portions of Fulton and Somerset Counties. Bedford Rural Electric is part of a nationwide network of electric cooperatives, with thirteen (13) cooperatives in Pennsylvania and nearly 1,000 in the United States. We actively participate in our statewide trade organization, PREA, located in Harrisburg, Pa., our nationwide trade organization, the NRECA, and Touchstone Energy, a nationwide alliance of over 650 electric cooperatives, which promotes the “Cooperative Advantage” of superior customer service and a strong local presence. Our policies and procedures are determined by an elected, nine (9) member board of directors, which oversee the operation of the Bedford Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. Our mission is to provide reliable, quality electric service to the membership in the most cost-effective manner. The Cooperative service territory presently serves over 9,000 members and maintains 9 substations and over 1,260 miles of lines.
Our future electric rates are partially based on
how much power you use on hot, humid weekdays
between 1 and 6 p.m. this summer. When you hear an announcement from your local electric cooperative about doing the “Electric Shift,” try these simple steps:
- Set air conditioners at 78 degrees or use fans instead.
- Close curtains and blinds to keep things cooler.
- Operate washers, dryers, dishwashers, stoves and other major appliances in early morning or evening.
- Minimize the number of times you open your refrigerator and freezer.
- Cook with an outdoor grill or a microwave oven.
- Turn off any non-essential lights.
- Run pool pumps at night.
Bedford Rural Electric Cooperative's 76th annual meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at the Crossroads Bible Church, which is located 2.5 miles north of the Bed- ford Turnpike Interchange on Business Route 220 near Cessna. Registration starts at 12:30 p.m., and the meet- ing begins at 1:30 p.m.
During the registration hour, attendees may take advantage of free blood pressure screenings. Light refreshments will be served, and every registered member will receive a gift. Be sure to visit the display area, which will be devoted to new trends in the electric business.
“Bedford Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”