About Us


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.

Scholarship Information



Bedford Rural Electric Cooperative awards four $1,000.00 scholarships annually to a high school senior committed to attending an accredited post-secondary institution as a full-time student and whose parents or guardians are full-time residents of the area served by the Bedford Rural Electric Cooperative.
We are also awarding four $1000.00 scholarships annually to a non-traditional student who is 25 years of age or older and is currently enrolled or accepted at an accredited post-secondary institution. Click HERE for more information.

Annual Meeting



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.”