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LIHEAP deadline extended to May 1

LIHEAP logoThe deadline to apply for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) grants has been extended to May 1, 2015. LIHEAP helps low-income families pay their heating bills. The program sends payment directly to the utility.

April is National Safe Digging Month

This April marks the eighth annual National Safe Digging Month, which reminds Pennsylvania residents to always dial 8-1-1 three business days before any digging project.

SmartHub Update: Supported Web Browsers

To use SmartHub® with a web browser, you should have one of the following browsers installed on your personal computer.

Valley REC ends use of Apogee's home energy software

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative will no longer offer Apogee Interactive’s HomeEnergySuite® application, a web-based product that provides energy savings tips and self-serve home energy audits. Touchstone Energy® provides similar services through its Together We Save program, which also has been part of our website. Please use that program for your energy saving tips. Click on "Together We Save" under the "Save Energy" tab or on its logo at the bottom of each page.

New online payment system launching soon

In mid-February, Valley REC plans to launch a new electronic account presentment and payment system called SmartHub®. The new system replaces the E-Bill software that the co-op has used since 2010. Both systems are products from National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), which supplies Valley REC and many other utility cooperatives with software.

Valley REC to hold fourth annual golf tournament June 11

Golf clubs in a golf bag on a golf courseFor the fourth year in a row, Valley Rural Electric Cooperative will host a benefit golf tournament. This year’s event will be held Thursday, June 11 at the American Legion Country Club, 1 Country Club Road, Mount Union, PA. The outing will benefit teenagers Destiny Devlin and Wade Stains.

Scholarship applications now available for 2015

2015 district nominating meetings scheduled

Valley REC’s service area is divided into nine districts. One member from each district is chosen to serve on the co-op's board of directors for a three-year term. This year, directors for districts 2, 4, and 6 are up for election.

District 2 Nominating Meeting

Mon., Feb. 2 at 6 p.m.
Newton-Wayne Banquet Hall, Front & Market Streets, Newton Hamilton

The current director for District 2 is James Stauffer.

National Lineman Appreciation Day is now an annual event

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association has set aside the second Monday of each April as National Lineman Appreciation Day. For 2015, April 13 will celebrate the accomplishments and dedication of line workers across the nation. Click the following link to read the full article at Electric Co-op Today.


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