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April is Safe Digging Month

April showers bring May flowers, but digging on your own this spring could spell big trouble. Even if you think you could get lucky or that digging one small hole (or two) won't matter, don't take for granted what lines might lurk beneath the soil in your yard or easement.

2019 annual meeting scheduled

7 p.m. Friday, April 5
Huntingdon Area High School
2400 Cassady Avenue
Huntingdon, PA

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative operates according to democratic principles. Unlike private power companies, cooperatives are owned by their consumers, who choose representatives to run their business.

On Friday, April 5, 2019, Valley REC members will have the opportunity to use their voices and vote when Valley Rural Electric holds its annual meeting. The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Huntingdon Area High School.

Valley REC to hold eighth annual golf tournament June 27

Golf clubs in a golf bag on a golf courseValley Rural Electric Cooperative will host its eighth annual benefit golf tournament Thursday, June 27 at the Huntingdon Country Club, 10305 Raystown Road, Huntingdon. Organized by Valley REC's Health and Wellness Committee, which has raised more than $150,000 for charities since 2010, the outing will benefit two area residents, Sawyer Werner and Heather Irvin.

Scholarship applications now available for 2019

New Martinsburg district office now open

New Martinsburg district officeValley Rural Electric Cooperative opened its new Martinsburg district office to the public January 28, 2019. Located at 2585 Cove Mountain Road (Route 164) east of Martinsburg, the new office will improve operations and better serve the co-op's members.

Energy saving tips for winter

A snowy landscape with a country road passing by a red barn and a stand of evergreen treesThe winter solstice marks the start of winter, the shortest period of daylight, and the longest period of darkness. While the hours of nighttime and the need for lighting start decreasing, heating costs can start increasing as the coldest months arrive. Here are some tips to save energy and money during the winter season.

Use electric space heaters wisely to avoid shocking your energy budget

Give your extension cord some respect

November 20, 2018

Next time you reach into the deep abyss of your junk drawer for an extension cord, what should you be thinking? (Besides the fleeting thought that it's time to clean out that junk drawer?) You should be giving your extension cord some love by inspecting it before you use it. Make sure it doesn't have any signs of wear like cracks or fraying. And if you can't remember when you purchased it, it's probably time to replace it.

Beware of electrical dangers when decorating for Halloween

Christmas is no longer the only holiday that we bring out lights and yard decorations to show our festive spirit. Halloween has become a time to string up lights, plug in fog machines, light up those electric-powered decorations, and create a yard that is scare-worthy to any trick-or-treater that may stop by. But beware of the hidden electrical dangers that could spoil your holiday.

Fight back against scams

Scammers are targeting energy consumers everywhere. They often call threatening to shut off power unless payment is made immediately. Or they may call saying you overpaid and ask for credit card or bank info to provide a credit or refund. Some scammers fake or spoof Caller ID information to make the call seem like it is coming from another phone number, even the actual number of the utility company.

Never give out personal information to anyone who calls claiming to be from your utility!


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