National Co-op Month: Celebrating Membership

Posted: October 10, 2022 at 4:22 pm

Fall is a busy time, and October is a particularly eventful month with school, community, and sports activities in full swing. It’s also when all cooperatives celebrate National Co-op Month.

When I say Peace River Electric Cooperative celebrates Co-op Month, it really means we are celebrating you! After all, our co-op wouldn’t exist without you, our members.

Our core business is to serve as your electricity provider. But our larger mission is to help make our corner of the world a better place. “Concern for community” is one of seven guiding principles that all co-ops share.

Similar to how the power lines run through our service territory, our concern for the community flows through all of our decisions. That’s because being a co-op means being a responsible partner and good neighbor.

PRECO works to help our community thrive through initiatives led by our employees and local board, who live right here in our community. Because we’re local, we understand our community’s unique needs and strive to help meet them.

We’re proud to support local youth through our Youth Tour and scholarship programs. With your help, we offer Operation Round Up to aid our community’s most vulnerable. We also partner with and support many area schools and sports programs.

The word “cooperative” implies everyone working together towards a common goal—mutually benefitting one another and the larger community. That’s the cooperative spirit. Our employees and member-elected board members are invested in the community where they live and serve.

Above all, as a co-op, we put our members’ priorities first. As your trusted energy partner, we know that saving energy and money is important to you. That’s why we have programs to help, including free home energy audits and our PrePaid Power program.

Through our SmartHub app, you can conveniently monitor and manage your energy use. And, of course, you can also give us a call if you have questions about your energy bills.

PRECO’s mission is to provide you with reliable electric service and excellent customer care at affordable rates. After all, we’re your local co-op, built by the members we serve.