News from the REC

Crawford Gives Day

On Wednesday, October 2 we will be participating in Crawford Gives, which is a collective philanthropy effort across the Crawford County.


Please follow along with us as we raise awareness for this important initiative, and raise awareness for our mission and needs. We have a goal of raising $1,000 during this week. We need your help to get us there.


Here's what you can do:


We have recently introduced a new informative electric bill statement that includes multiple areas for specialty messaging. One of the benefits of this new statement is that we can communicate more, while completely eliminating about three-quarters of the yearly bill inserts. Check out the "How to read my bill" document below.

2017 Clearly Brighter Teacher Grant Winners

Cambridge Springs, PA – In honor of National Co-op Month, Northwestern Rural Electric Cooperative is happy to announce the recipients of its 2017 Clearly Brighter Teacher Grants. A total of $3,000 has been awarded to ten local educators for their special class projects. First implemented in 2000, a total of $51,000 in grant funds has been awarded to teachers and educators throughout Northwestern REC's service territory.

The 2017 Clearly Brighter Teacher Grant recipients are:

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Score Above the Rest

On May 11, the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) announced, “Energy utilities face serious challenges as customer satisfaction drops 3.2 percent.”

With an ACSI score of 71.9 on a scale of 0 to 100, the energy utilities sector dropped again for the third straight year. On a positive note that speaks to the cooperative difference and value of membership, Touchstone Energy Cooperatives remain the highest rated utility group.