Poudre Valley REA News

Celebrating No Rate Increases!
We’re spreading the good news - PVREA is holding the line on rates for 2018 and 2019! We visited a few members to share the good news and give a gift. Watch the video.
Date Posted: 11/27/2017

Merry, Bright and Efficient Christmas Lighting
Decking the halls doesn’t have to take a toll on your energy bill! Keep your Christmas lighting merry, bright and energy efficient with LED light strands. Consider replacing older light strands with new ENERGY STAR LED® lights...
Date Posted: 11/27/2017

How Energy Outreach Colorado Supported a Care-giving Grandmother
Read how PVREA members' support of Energy Outreach Colorado helped this care-giving grandmother in a time of need.
Date Posted: 11/27/2017

Rate Stability: Another Value from Your Co-op
This year, we’re giving a multi-year gift to all our members – your electric rate will stay the same for 2018 and 2019. Do you have other expenses that won’t increase for two years?
Date Posted: 11/27/2017

Office Closed
Our office will be closed on November 23 and 24 for Thanksgiving.
Date Posted: 11/17/2017

2018 Youth Programs for Your Student
Don't miss out on scholarships and FREE summer trips for your student!
Date Posted: 11/13/2017

Poudre Valley REA Announces No Rate Increase to Members for the Next 2 Years
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 31, 2017 - The Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA) Board of Directors announced today the Cooperative will not increase rates for 2018 and 2019. “This action was only possible due to the Cooperative’s Board of Directors and employees efforts to control costs and improve efficiencies,” PVREA’s President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Wadsworth said...
Date Posted: 10/31/2017

Donate to PVREA’s Community Food Drive - NoCo Gives Back
We CAN Make a Difference In 2015, PVREA kicked off a community food drive, NoCo Gives Back, and in the past two years, we’ve raised more than 6,000 food items between donation stations in Northern Colorado! It’s that time to start collecting again and help those in need in our communities...
Date Posted: 10/23/2017

Putting the “Community” in Community Solar
Over 6,000 panels are now tracking the sun from east to west and harnessing renewable energy for PVREA members, thanks to the many hands that put it together.       PVREA HR Director Sarah Witherell and Warehouse & Plant Maintenance Foreman Charlie Salazar carry a solar module to be installed on the racking system at the Coyote Ridge Community Solar Farm...
Date Posted: 10/23/2017

Honoring Veterans Day
Veterans Day is on November 11, and PVREA honors and supports our military veterans through several ways. This year, PVREA participated in the Veterans in Energy Conference and sent PVREA Apprentice Linemen, and U...
Date Posted: 10/23/2017

Rates: Working to Exceed Your Expectations
Based on the Cooperative’s financial health and management of costs, PVREA will be holding the line on rates for 2018 AND 2019!
Date Posted: 10/23/2017

Construction Updates
Where we're working in your neighborhood.....
Date Posted: 10/4/2017

Be A Part of Community Solar
It's easy, convenient and affordable. Learn how it works.
Date Posted: 9/29/2017

Celebrating National Co-op Month
Do you know what it means to be a part of a co-op?
Date Posted: 9/15/2017

Coffee & Donuts With Your Co-op
Stop in the PVREA office on Thursday, October 12 from 7:30 a.m. - noon for donuts and coffee. Visit with co-op staff from 9-11 a.m.
Date Posted: 9/15/2017

Efficiency Tips for Outdoor Shops and Barns
There are many benefits to having an energy efficient outdoor shop or barn. Aside from saving energy, an efficient outdoor building can keep the environment around your structure healthy and safe, save money on your water bill, keep your animals happier and healthier, and save you from costly structural repairs...
Date Posted: 9/15/2017

PVREA Installs Electric Car Charging Station
PVREA is working on installing an electric car charging station in the co-op's parking lot. The station is serving as a demonstration project for the co-op to evaluate how the emerging electric vehicle market brings opportunity and challenges to the co-op...
Date Posted: 9/15/2017

How Your Co-op Puts Drones to Use
PVREA recently used a technology that the co-op has never used before – drones. These cool, trending devices are flown remotely to capture high quality video and photos. Many hobbyists use them to get cool shots of their family’s farmstead, or an aerial shot of scenery...
Date Posted: 9/15/2017

Working to Exceed Your Expectations
“Exceeds expectations.” My kids always combed their grade-school report cards for EEs, which signified they had attained the coveted “exceeds expectations” rating in aspects of school life that couldn’t be assigned a letter grade...
Date Posted: 9/15/2017

Poudre Valley REA Pumps $3 Million Into Local Economy via Capital Credits
(Fort Collins, CO) – The Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA) Board of Directors is mailing nearly 40,000 capital credits checks, totaling $3 million, to its members today.  The PVREA Board of Directors approved earlier this year to retire capital credits in September, pumping $3 million back into the local economy...
Date Posted: 9/15/2017

PVREA, Silicon Ranch Announce Commissioning of Kersey Solar Project
3.5-MegaWatt (AC) solar plant is the fourth for PVREA & Silicon Ranch partnership. Solar facility named after local high school. KERSEY, Colo.  September 12, 2017 – Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA) and Silicon Ranch Corporation today announced that a 3...
Date Posted: 9/13/2017

Submit Your Story for a Chance to WIN!
Tell us the fun, creative or unique way you choose to spend your capital credit check and we’ll enter you into a drawing for one of three $100 bill credits
Date Posted: 9/5/2017

54th Annual Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale Honors Colorado’s 4-H & FFA Youth
54th Annual Colorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperative Junior Livestock Sale Honors Colorado’s 4-H & FFA Youth Over $10 Million Raised for Ag Youth in 36 Years The 54thColorado’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Junior Livestock Sale at the Colorado State Fair accumulated approximately $502,525 from generous buyers supporting the state’s agricultural youth...
Date Posted: 9/1/2017

PVREA Sponsors Our State and Local County Fairs
Committment to Community is one of the Seven Cooperative Principles, and one principle your co-op makes sure to exhibit throughout the year. One of the ways we support our local community and our youth is through the county and state fairs...
Date Posted: 8/24/2017

PVREA Dedicates Coyote Ridge Community Solar Farm
GRID Alternatives and PVREA celebrated the Coyote Ridge Community Solar Farm project on August 15 at the Larimer County Landfill. The Colorado Energy Office and Larimer County along with PVREA and GRID Alternatives spoke at the event, noting its impact on the local community and PVREA members...
Date Posted: 8/24/2017

Students Make Memories, Learn Leadership Skills at Camp
Courtney Harney of Loveland represented Poudre Valley REA at this year’s Youth Leadership Camp in Steamboat Springs.  During camp, students from Colorado, Wyoming, Oklahoma and Kansas joined together and learned in-depth what electric cooperatives do in the communities they serve, the process of generating electricity and distributing it to consumers, visited Craig Station power plant and the Trapper Mine, went rafting, and enjoyed getting to know each other through team games and activities throughout the week...
Date Posted: 8/24/2017

Your Piece of the Co-op Pie
One of the best benefits of being a co-op member is capital credits. This year, the PVREA Board of Directors is returning $3 million in capital credits to members.
Date Posted: 8/24/2017

Millions Pumped Into Local Economy via Capital Credits
Thank you for supporting PVREA through what is turning out to be yet another successful year. It is only by working together that we are able to share these benefits with you, our valued membership...
Date Posted: 8/24/2017

Join us at the Coyote Ridge Community Solar Farm Celebration Event
Join us at the Celebration Event on August 15!
Date Posted: 8/1/2017

Local Student Attends D.C. Youth Tour
Chun-che Lo, an upcoming senior at Fossil Ridge High School, attended the annual Washington, D.C. Youth Tour trip in June. Chun-che, along with 1,500 other high school students from other electric cooperatives around the country, spent the week at the nation’s capitol...
Date Posted: 7/27/2017

Summer Days Bring Higher Electric Bills
Here’s a few tips on how to curb your energy costs during the hot months.
Date Posted: 7/27/2017

PVREA Coyote Ridge Community Solar Farm Coming Online Soon
With the construction of the Coyote Ridge Community Solar Farm, the co-op has created the myLocal Solar program where members can subscribe to renewable energy. myLOCAL Solar is a PVREA Community Solar program that allows members to purchase subscriptions in our local solar farms...
Date Posted: 7/27/2017

Bringing the Community Together with a Community Solar Farm
Over 78 years ago, community leaders banded together and formed the Cooperative to bring electricity to their homes and farms. Community is a part of our history, and is still a foundational piece of our business today...
Date Posted: 7/27/2017

Make a Difference in Your Community
Volunteers needed! Join GRID Alternatives and PVREA to install solar and help us put the "community" back in community solar!
Date Posted: 7/27/2017

Poudre Valley REA Announces Community Solar Project at Larimer County Landfill
Fort Collins, Colo.  July 13, 2017 - Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA) announced today the construction of the Coyote Ridge Community Solar Farm – the largest community solar farm in the region - near the Larimer County Landfill in Fort Collins, Colorado...
Date Posted: 7/13/2017

PVREA Hosts Scholarship Award Night
PVREA hosted a Scholarship Award Ceremony on June 7 at the co-op’s headquarters.
Date Posted: 6/27/2017

Save Money and Energy!
Heat and Cool Your Home More Efficiently with Heat Pumps. And for a limited time, get a Bonus Rebate Incentive on a new heat pump!
Date Posted: 6/27/2017

More Solar Options Coming to Members
PVREA is constructing a third community solar farm, and a 3.5-megawatt utility scale solar facility.
Date Posted: 6/27/2017

Keeping Your Data & the Grid Safe
Read this month's message from the CEO about how PVREA is keeping your data and the grid safe from cybersecurity.
Date Posted: 6/27/2017

If You Feel a Shock, Swim Away from the Dock
Two recent fatalities involved swimming near docks and electric shock. View earn how to prevent electric shock drowning.
Date Posted: 6/20/2017

New Solar Facility
Members will see another 40,000 solar panels added to the local power mix.
Date Posted: 6/20/2017

Join Us to Find Out About PV for All
To find out more information about the PV for All Community Solar Program, join us at either of the workshops being held at PVREA on Monday, June 12, 2017.
Date Posted: 6/5/2017

Why Can’t I Make a Payment With a Live Person Over the Phone?
In years past, members have been able to call the co-op and make a payment on his or her bill directly with a Member Services Representative. But for the past couple of years, members have been directed to an automated system to make a payment over the phone...
Date Posted: 5/26/2017

Congrats to Our Scholarship Winners!
Congrats to our scholarship recipients.
Date Posted: 5/26/2017

Lineworkers Make a Difference in Haiti
Open hearts and willing, hard-working hands……that’s how a few PVREA linemen found themselves pulling wire and climbing poles in Haiti.
Date Posted: 5/26/2017

Innovation at Your Co-op - Message from the President & CEO
Read this month's message from the President & CEO about innovation, and upcoming projects, at the co-op.
Date Posted: 5/26/2017

Heavy Snow Causing Power Outages for Members
Poudre Valley REA is seeing widespread outages in the mountain areas and foothills. Stay up to date on our Outage Center page.
Date Posted: 5/18/2017

Poudre Valley REA Prepares for Spring Snow and Potential Power Outages
PVREA is preparing for a Winter Storm Warning for the mountains and northern front range and foothills. All PVREA crews and vehicles are on standby and will be ready to be dispatched to restore power if outages occur.
Date Posted: 5/17/2017

May- Electric Safety Month
While safety for our members is important year-round, Electrical Safety Month is a time to make sure your home is safe for you and your loved ones.
Date Posted: 4/20/2017

Reliability and Safety
Trimming trees in our right-of-way is a common and crucial task that helps us provide safe and reliable electric service.
Date Posted: 4/20/2017

PVREA's Culture of Safety- Message from the President & CEO
President & CEO Jeff Wadsworth explains why safety is a cornerstone at PVREA.
Date Posted: 4/20/2017

PVREA Board Members Reelected and Over 1,000 Attend Annual Meeting
Two Board of Director positions were up for reelection in 2017
Date Posted: 4/10/2017

2016 Year in Review
2016 was a great year for your co-op. These are some of the highlights.
Date Posted: 3/23/2017

2016 Annual Report- Message from the President & CEO
President & CEO Jeff Wadsworth reflects on 2016.
Date Posted: 3/20/2017

Articles of Incorporation Change on the Ballot
The proposed change addresses several housekeeping items as well as a change to board member terms. These changes translate into a significant savings in our operational expenses.
Date Posted: 2/22/2017

5 Tips for Space Heater Safety
Space heaters are also responsible for 32% of house fires. Keep you, your family and your property safe with these tips.
Date Posted: 1/25/2017

The Electric Grid Connecting Us All - Message from the President & CEO
      Jeff Wadsworth President & CEO         Today, Americans rely on electricity more than ever to power their lives...
Date Posted: 1/25/2017

Power Talk Update
Check out this episode of Power Talk where your co-op announces its Community Solar project.
Date Posted: 1/20/2017

Poudre Valley REA Prepares for Winter Storm: Urges Members to Be Prepared
Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA) is preparing for the Winter Storm Warning that is in effect in Larimer County until Thursday, January 5, 11 a.m. A winter storm warning means significant amounts of snow and ice are expected or occurring...
Date Posted: 1/4/2017

Looking Ahead - Message from the President & CEO
Celebrating Christmas and New Year’s is such a great time to relax at home with family, refresh and begin to look forward to another year. At the beginning of this new year, here at PVREA we’re focused on the year ahead and continue with initiatives that will enhance our service to you, our members...
Date Posted: 12/27/2016

Giving Back is the Co-op Way
Concern for Community is the seventh principle, and it is one that all employees at PVREA value. Every year we commit to donating to local non-profits and participate in many fairs and festivals in our local community.
Date Posted: 12/27/2016

Board of Directors Approves 2017 Rates
The PVREA Board of Directors approved the proposed 2017 rates at the November board meeting. After receiving comments from members at the public rate hearing on November 29, the Board of Directors voted and approved changes to rate tariffs for 2017...
Date Posted: 12/27/2016

Why Does My Bill Seem High this Month?
Does your bill seem higher than usual this month? Learn the common causes behind a higher bill in the winter months.
Date Posted: 12/27/2016

Take the Chill Out of Winter Bills
Between holiday house guests and shorter, colder days, electric bills tend to climb in the winter. Read on for ways to save energy when the guests come and the temperature drops.
Date Posted: 12/27/2016

Win a Christmas Giveaway!
Are you a PVREA Facebook follower? If not, there's no better time to "like" us as we give away prizes during our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways.
Date Posted: 11/28/2016

Single Mom Helped Through Crisis with Energy Outreach Colorado Support
By Peggy Hofstra | Energy Outreach Colorado The harder single mom Carolyn worked to provide for her three children, the further behind it seemed she got. Divorced for six years, with little to no child support, she put in long hours as a nurse’s assistant at Lutheran Medical Center and Boulder Community Center...
Date Posted: 11/28/2016

Go Green for as Little as $1 a Month
Do you want to go green but can’t build a wind turbine in your backyard? Don’t have enough sun exposure to buy solar panels? Consider participating in PVREA’s Green Power Program.
Date Posted: 11/28/2016

Member Spotlight - Dart Farms
Above: Ryan and Heidi Dart with their son. Below: A greenhouse at Dart Farms. Photos by Abby Mortenson of Love Roots Photography. PVREA’s service territory in Northern Colorado is full of hidden gems...
Date Posted: 11/28/2016

Reflecting on the Past Year - Message from the President & CEO
Jeff Wadsworth President & CEO   As we move through the Christmas season and approach the end of 2016, it is important to reflect on the past year...
Date Posted: 11/28/2016

Payment System Unavailable Friday Evening
PVREA's payment system and SmartHub will be unavailable on Friday evening, November 11 for maintenance. Starting at 5 p.m., our system will be unavailable for approximately 2-3 hours. Members will be unable to make a payment over the phone or through SmartHub during this time...
Date Posted: 11/10/2016

We CAN Make a Difference
Donate to PVREA’s Community Food Drive - NoCo Gives Back.
Date Posted: 10/27/2016

Rates in 2017 - Message from the CEO
CEO Jeff Wadsworth It is easy to take for granted our ready access to affordable, reliable electricity with just the flip of a switch. Surprisingly, the cost of having electricity right at our fingertips has risen relatively slowly...
Date Posted: 10/27/2016

Careers in Energy Week
October 17-21 is Careers in Energy Week and we're shedding the light on co-op careers.
Date Posted: 10/14/2016

Skylark II Solar Facility Energized
Another two-megawatts of solar energy has been added to PVREA’s energy portfolio. The Cooperative energized Skylark II, an addition to the existing Skylark Solar Facility in Weld County. Through a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with Silicon Ranch Corporation, over 24,000 more solar panels were installed that generates enough energy to power 460 homes...
Date Posted: 10/6/2016

Notice of Public Rate Hearing
PVREA is holding a public rate hearing to discuss proposed rate changes and pilot rates for 2017. Click here to learn about the rate change and upcoming hearing.
Date Posted: 9/26/2016

Directors Earn Gold Certification
PVREA Board Members Jim Fender and Ron Sutherland have demonstrated their desire to advance their experience as board members by earning the Director Gold Certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)...
Date Posted: 9/26/2016

Cooperatives Build - National Co-op Month 2016
In October, PVREA is joining 40,000 other cooperatives nationwide in celebrating National Cooperative Month. What unites the 40,000 co-ops across the nation is that we all strive to uphold cooperative values, the Seven Cooperative Principles, and continue to make being a part of a cooperative special...
Date Posted: 9/26/2016

Coffee & Donuts With Your Co-op
Join your co-op in celebrating National Co-op Month! Stop in the PVREA office during business hours on Thursday, October 13 for donuts and coffee. When: Thursday, October 13 Time: 7:30 a...
Date Posted: 9/26/2016

Celebrating National Co-op Month - Message from the CEO
Being part of a cooperative means being part of something special. PVREA is not just another institution, looking out for the bottom dollar. Your electric utility is a not-for-profit co-op, a member-owned institution that looks out for your best interest...
Date Posted: 9/26/2016

Join us at CSU Ag Day Football Game
PVREA is a proud sponsor of the CSU 2016 Ag Day football game on Saturday, September 17. Come visit our booth in Ram Town before you get your BBQ and watch CSU take on Northern Colorado.  The game is hosted by Colorado State University's College of Agricultural Sciences and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics along with PVREA and other organizations...
Date Posted: 8/29/2016

Leadership Camp Full of Fun and Learning
Elise Dunning, daughter of PVREA members Brian and Allison Dunning, recently attended the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp in July. Over 100 high school students from other electric cooperatives in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Wyoming spent a week in cabins at camp near Steamboat Springs, Colorado...
Date Posted: 8/29/2016

Member Spotlight - Walker Manufacturing
They’re not just in the business of selling lawn mowers – Walker Manufacturing in Fort Collins is a local, family-owned and operated business whose main priorities are not only selling their top-of-the-line mowers, but also upholding their company values by leading employees with opportunity, faith, and family...
Date Posted: 8/29/2016

Submit your story for a Chance to Win!
Tell us the fun, creative or unique way you choose to spend your capital credit check and we’ll enter you into a drawing for one of three $100 bill credits.
Date Posted: 8/29/2016

Your Piece of the Pie - Capital Credits Returned to Members
One of the best benefits of being a Cooperative member is capital credits. This year, the PVREA Board of Directors is returning $3 million in capital credits to members.
Date Posted: 8/29/2016

In a Co-op, Every Member Gets a Piece of the Pie - Message from the CEO
Every member gets a piece of the co-op pie at PVREA. Membership in this cooperative means you are a member-owner of PVREA. As a member-owner, you contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the co-op...
Date Posted: 8/29/2016

You're Invited to a Member Appreciation BBQ Party
Join us on Tuesday, September 13 for a Member Appreciation BBQ Party at your co-op!
Date Posted: 7/26/2016

Enter to Win!
We’re giving away over 20 prizes in September! Sign up for SmartHub and be entered to win some fabulous prizes!
Date Posted: 7/26/2016

Directors Host Scholarship Award Night at PVREA
Several students and their families gathered at PVREA for the Scholarship Award Ceremony on June 28. Read more about the event.
Date Posted: 7/25/2016

Local Students Attend D.C. Youth Tour
Students Bradley Harney and Joshua Stackhouse share their experiences from the Washington D.C. Youth Tour trip in June.
Date Posted: 7/25/2016

Director Earns Board Leadership Certification
Board President Rick Johnson (right) presents Director Roger Alexander (left) with his Board Leadership Certificate. PVREA Board Member Roger Alexander has advanced his experience as a board member by earning the Board Leadership Certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)...
Date Posted: 6/28/2016

Looking Out For You - Message from the CEO
Jeff Wadsworth, CEO Over the past several months, we’ve been going through PVREA’s 2016-2017 Strategy Map. So far we’ve unearthed the foundational “Quest for Zero” safety goal and the “Team Synergy” goal...
Date Posted: 6/28/2016

Solar Facility Under Construction
Another two-megawatts of solar energy is coming to PVREA’s energy portfolio. Through a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement with Silicon Ranch Corporation, over 24,000 more solar panels will be added at the existing Skylark Solar Facility in Weld County...
Date Posted: 6/28/2016

You Get the Credit
Did you notice your capital credits allocation noted on your June bill? Read more to find out what an allocation is, and how you get the credit.
Date Posted: 6/21/2016

Office Entrance Relocated
Poudre Valley REA's main office entrance has been relocated to the other, existing entrance off County Road 5. Members come to our front office from this other entrance. Members can still access the front office and the payment dropbox...
Date Posted: 6/6/2016

Congrats to Our Scholarship Recipients
PVREA awarded twenty-three scholarships to our local high school seniors and college undergraduate students. Read more.
Date Posted: 5/31/2016

Memorial Day
We remember those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Our office is closed Monday, May 30. Happy Memorial Day.
Date Posted: 5/27/2016

Energy Outreach Colorado Designates $100,000 in Energy Assistance for PVREA Members
Energy Outreach Colorado has dedicated $100,000 to Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA)  to help members pay off past due balances on their accounts after making the switch to the Pay As You Go prepaid metering account option...
Date Posted: 5/19/2016

PVREA Named a Winner of 2016 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics
Poudre Valley REA is a winner of the 18th annual Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming Torch Awards for Ethics. The BBB Torch Awards for Ethics is a program across the nation where businesses are acknowledged for outstanding ethics in their local area...
Date Posted: 4/26/2016

PVREA Board Members Reelected and Over 1,000 Attend Annual Meeting
Despite rainy and snowy weather, over 1,000 people attended the Annual Meeting Saturday. Click here to read election results and a summary of the Annual meeting.
Date Posted: 4/16/2016

Storm Preparedness
Weather stations are predicting a large snowstorm in the Northern Colorado and Denver Metro area. PVREA line crews and staff are preparing, and members should as well.
Date Posted: 4/15/2016

Take Control of Your Energy Bill
Pay what you want, when you want. Learn how Pay As You Go may be the best payment option for you.
Date Posted: 4/12/2016

Don't Forget About Rebates
With membership comes benefits - and some of those benefits are rebates. Check out our rebates for the home and business.
Date Posted: 4/12/2016

Check Out Power Talk
You're a co-op member, and you deserve to be in the know. So we're bringing you Power Talk - online video updates of what you're co-op is doing. Check out the first edition of Power Talk on YouTube.
Date Posted: 3/29/2016

Widespread Outages Due to Spring Blizzard
PVREA is experiencing widespread outages from a heavy, wet spring snow and blizzard conditions.
Date Posted: 3/23/2016

Join Us at the Annual Meeting
Join fellow members at the 2016 Annual Meeting on April 16.
Date Posted: 3/15/2016

Youth Tour and Leadership Camp Students Selected
Congrats to Elise, Joshua and Bradley who have been selected to attend our youth trips this summer!
Date Posted: 3/14/2016

PVREA Nominated for the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics
Poudre Valley REA (PVREA) has been nominated for the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Torch Awards for Ethics – an honorable award for businesses in Northern Colorado. The BBB Torch Awards for Ethics acknowledges a local business for outstanding ethics conducted throughout its business practices...
Date Posted: 3/4/2016

Your source of power and information
Your Touchstone Energy cooperative is owned by our members, not shareholders. So we don’t just answer to you, we have answers for you. Learn what it means to be a member.
Date Posted: 2/23/2016

Save with LED Rebates
Get a rebate from your co-op for cost-saving and energy efficient LED light bulbs.
Date Posted: 2/8/2016

PVREA Board Member Jack Schneider Elected President of Statewide Association
Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA) board member Jack Schneider has been elected to serve as Board President of the Colorado Rural Electric Association (CREA). CREA is PVREA’s statewide service organization, made up of Colorado’s electric cooperatives, that provides a variety of services including legislative representation, publication of its magazine, safety training, and education programs for directors and employees...
Date Posted: 2/3/2016

Send Your Student to Camp
PVREA is looking for students to send to Youth Leadership Camp this summer. Have your student apply now!
Date Posted: 1/12/2016

We're Looking for Students
Send your high school student on a once in a lifetime trip to Washington D.C., sponsored by PVREA.
Date Posted: 1/12/2016

PVREA Sponsors Fossil Ridge High School Ridgebotics Team
PVREA is proud to sponsor the Fossil Ridge High School Ridgebotics FIRST team. Read about how 43 extremely dedicated students make up the Ridgebotics team who design, build and program robots to complete specific tasks in competitions.
Date Posted: 1/8/2016

Silicon Ranch and PVREA Announces Energization of Local Solar Facilities
PVREA and Silicon Ranch announced today that nearly 100,000 solar panels are live and generating renewable energy to PVREA members in Northern Colorado.
Date Posted: 1/8/2016

Send Your Student to Camp
PVREA is looking for a student to send on an all-expense paid trip to Youth Leadership Camp in Colorado. Click to learn more.
Date Posted: 1/4/2016

We're Looking for Students
Send your student on the trip of a lifetime, on behalf of their electric co-op. Click to learn more.
Date Posted: 1/4/2016

Just a Few Dollars from Members Helped Another Member In Need
A Fort Collins family’s health challenges were eased by energy assistance from Energy Outreach Colorado. Read their story, and learn how you can help families in need straight from your electric bill.
Date Posted: 12/28/2015

Happy New Year from Your Co-op
Our office will close at 3 on December 31 and will be closed January 1.
Date Posted: 12/21/2015

Win a Christmas Giveaway!
Are you a PVREA Facebook follower? If not, there's no better time to "like" us as we give away prizes during our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways.
Date Posted: 12/21/2015

Construction Ramps Up for Solar Generation Facilities
Nearly 100,000 solar panels will soon be soaking up the sun and generating energy for PVREA members.
Date Posted: 11/24/2015

Happy Thanksgiving!
Our office is closed November 24 & 25 for the holiday.
Date Posted: 11/24/2015

Strong Winds Cause Several Hundred Poudre Valley REA Power Outages
Strong Winds Cause Several Hundred Poudre Valley REA Power Outages (Fort Collins, CO) – Strong winds throughout the front range and eastern plains in Northern Colorado today are causing numerous, sporadic power outages to Poudre Valley REA members...
Date Posted: 11/18/2015

NoCo Gives Back
PVREA is sponsoring a food drive in our service territory. Give back this Thanksgiving by donating canned food.
Date Posted: 11/11/2015

Check Out our 2016 Youth Programs
We're looking for high school students to sponsor for the D.C. Youth Tour & Youth Leadership Camp trips. Click to learn more about these free trips for your student!
Date Posted: 11/4/2015

Construction of Solar Facilities Underway
Silicon Ranch and McCarthy announce construction is underway for solar facilities for PVREA.
Date Posted: 10/26/2015

Learn What Is Sucking Energy
Many common household electronics are energy vampires, sucking 10% of your power bill. Read more to find out where the energy vampires are in your home.
Date Posted: 10/16/2015

Careers in Energy Week Sheds Light on Co-op Careers
This week is Careers in Energy Week. The State of Colorado is celebrating and bringing exposure to careers found in the energy industry, and electric cooperatives are one of them.
Date Posted: 10/14/2015

Celebrating National Co-op Month
Every October cooperatives around the nation celebrate National Co-op Month. Check out these fun facts about YOUR co-op.
Date Posted: 10/1/2015

PVREA Pays Out $6 Million to Members
Under the cooperative business model, PVREA credits margins to cooperative members. Read more about what members are getting back this year.
Date Posted: 9/24/2015

Closed for Labor Day
Our office will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day.
Date Posted: 9/4/2015

The Community That's Still Rebuilding
This month marks two years since the devastating Colorado floods. Communities in 17 counties were affected by the mass amount of water, and Big Elk Meadows is still rebuilding. Read their story here.
Date Posted: 9/1/2015

When Do Alternate Energy Sources Make Sense?
Read from the CEO how electric cooperatives are quickly evolving, and how PVREA is embracing new technologies to serve our membership.
Date Posted: 8/19/2015

Utility Payment Scammers Targets PVREA Electric Members
PVREA is hearing reports of scammers and is cautioning members to not be fooled.
Date Posted: 7/7/2015

There's Still Time to Win
Sign up for paperless billing through SmartHub to get your bill via email and enter for your chance to win $600 off your electric bill! Click to learn the contest details and enter to win!
Date Posted: 7/7/2015

PVREA Experiencing Several Hundred Storm Related Outages
For Immediate Release: June 4, 2015 (Fort Collins, CO) – Severe weather and a tornado in the Berthoud and Longmont areas have caused several hundred outages to Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA) members...
Date Posted: 6/5/2015

PVREA Announces 8-Megawatt Solar Project
In our efforts to provide various avenues of renewable energy, yet keep costs affordable, Poudre Valley REA (PVREA) is developing 8-megawatts of solar generation here locally.
Date Posted: 5/28/2015

Let Your Kids Show Us What Safety Means to Them
PVREA is sponsoring a cooperative electrical safety coloring contest, giving children an opportunity to showcase their artistic abilities, and winners get a gift card to The Summit! Click for more details.
Date Posted: 5/11/2015

Outages Due to Spring Snow and Safety Tips
Poudre Valley REA started experiencing outages on Thursday, April 16 from a heavy, wet spring snow. Estimated time of restoration is Friday afternoon. All PVREA crews plus additional crews are deployed working on all of the outages. Read more for safety tips for today's outage.
Date Posted: 4/17/2015

Know How to Stay Safe in Car Accidents with Power Poles
This morning, a driver was in a car accident and slammed into a Poudre Valley REA power pole near Wellington, causing the entire pole and live lines to come down. Almost 200 people were out of power from the accident...
Date Posted: 4/16/2015

PVREA Celebrates Lineman Appreciation Day
Around the nation, America’s electric cooperatives celebrated the hardworking men and women who often work in challenging conditions to keep the lights on.
Date Posted: 4/13/2015

PVREA Second Community Solar Farm Goes Live
Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA) initiated into production today the Cooperative’s second community solar farm. The 632 kW Community Solar Farm II, located north of Fort Collins, is generating power for members of PVREA who have purchased panels to offset their electric use...
Date Posted: 1/29/2015

Utility Scam Hits PVREA Members
Scammers are calling utility customers in an attempt to get money sent to the scammer via local bill payment centers. Learn how to know whether it's a scammer, or PVREA.
Date Posted: 1/27/2015

PVREA Announces New Payment Option
Pay As You Go prepaid metering is a new payment option for members. The new account option allows PVREA members prepay on their electric account, actively monitor energy use in almost real-time and bypass any required deposit for new service
Date Posted: 1/7/2015

PVREA Finalizes $1 Million USDA Loan to Platte Valley Fire Protection District
Poudre Valley REA (PVREA) recently completed the loan process for a $1 million loan to the Platte Valley Fire Protection District for two new apparatus. PVREA was able to secure a grant through the USDA United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Economic Development and Loan Fund Program that loans a zero percent interest loan for an economic development project...
Date Posted: 11/20/2014

New Substation in Red Feather Lakes Being Constructed
Construction is well on its way for the new Goodwin Substation in Red Feather Lakes, which will increase reliability and decrease outages and restoration time.
Date Posted: 11/18/2014

2015 Youth Programs Available
As part of our Commitment to Community, the seventh Cooperative principle, we invest in our youth through various programs. Learn more about what programs we have available for member students.
Date Posted: 11/11/2014

Construction Begins on PVREA Second Community Solar Farm
Poudre Valley REA’s second community farm construction is underway in Fort Collins. Through a partnership with Clean Energy Collective (CEC), the community solar farm provides an opportunity for members of the cooperative to purchase solar power to offset electric use...
Date Posted: 11/11/2014

Capital Credit Checks Are Here
This month members from 2000 and 2013 will see capital credit checks come in the mail. This is part of the Cooperative difference. We’re a not-for-profit cooperative, so any margins the Cooperative makes in a year is given back to the membership.
Date Posted: 9/23/2014

Connect With Us
Connect with us on our social media channels to get quick energy efficiency tips, see photos of our linemen at work, learn about new products and services that will better serve you and plenty of photos of community events.
Date Posted: 9/18/2014

Two Years and Two Disasters Later
The past couple of years, our crew has been put to the test as first responders. A year after the floods, and two years after the High Park Fire, the memories of the hard work put into restoring power during the natural disasters will never be forgotten by us and by our communities.
Date Posted: 9/18/2014

After 37 Years on the Lines
Back when Fort Collins was a small town, gas was 65 cents a gallon and Jimmy Carter was President, Benny Salazar was just coming on board the team at Poudre Valley REA. Looking for a job after high school from Poudre High School, Benny had a friend who worked at the REA and told him, "Yeah, come down and apply...
Date Posted: 7/8/2014

Second Solar Farm
On May 15, the Larimer County Commissioners visited the Poudre Valley REA campus to meet with CEO Jeff Wadsworth and to check out the community solar farm located at the headquarters.
Date Posted: 7/8/2014

We are your Touchstone Energy Cooperative
What makes a cooperative different? The difference is you. Poudre Valley REA is a member-owned utility where your voice matters. We are owned by the members we serve and are committed to providing reliable electricity at the lowest price possible...
Date Posted: 7/8/2014