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.

Do 'The Electric Shift"



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.

Youth Tour


More than 1,500 students from all across America take part in the Youth Tour experience each year, and so can you! Travel to Washington, D.C., where you will meet your U.S. Representatives and Senators. This unique trip will give you the opportunity to watch history come alive as you explore the museums, memorials and monuments with students from your state. You will meet student leaders from nearly every state and hear dynamic leaders on Youth Day. Bottom line, you will make friendships that will last a lifetime and be part of a group that has more than 50,000 alumni in every walk of life including U.S. Senators and CEOs.
For more information and for qualifications click here!


















“Bedford Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”