Directors and employees at PVREA want to see the communities the Co-op serves be successful. Why? As a co-op we are not driven to create returns for shareholders; instead, we are tied to those we serve.
This co-op is led by consumers like you, and we belong to the communities we serve, so investing in the communities we live in is what we do. Main Street over Wall Street. Local people working for local good.
Investment into our communities we serve takes many different forms – from supporting local events and service organizations to sponsoring leadership opportunities for youth and providing education on safety and energy efficiency – PVREA is a partner with our communities.
Every year PVREA sponsors and participates in our county fairs for Larimer, Weld and Boulder County; your Board of Directors purchases livestock at the 4H livestock sales. We are part of community events, like the Windsor Harvest Festival, Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity, and many others.
We own a local, community solar farm at the Larimer County Landfill that helps lower the electric bills for income-eligible families and for our local nonprofit foundations like the fire stations and schools. In fact, PVREA was just named 2018 Electric Co-op Utility of the Year by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) for our efforts in serving income qualified families through the Coyote Ridge Community Solar Farm program – a national recognition we’re humbled and honored to receive.
Everyone here at PVREA – our linemen, office staff, and board of directors – are your neighbors in the community, so it’s important for the co-op to support our key organizations by volunteering on local boards and fundraising events.
The lineman who restored your power last night may be the coach of a local soccer team; the member services representative who answered your billing question may be one of the volunteers at the local sheriff’s office.
Many of our employees give back – such as volunteering for organizations who provide support for transitional housing, low-income food assistance, and services for the youth, as well as a variety of service organizations like the sheriff’s office and local sports teams.
PVREA employees also provide leadership and support to local government, business chambers and economic development groups, helping foster a successful and fertile environment for home-grown business growth.
We are members of our co-op, just like we are members of our community. Our community is strong. I remember how great our community pulled together when we experienced the Windsor Tornado ten years ago, the High Park Fire in 2012, and the 2013 floods. Think about how much greater it can be when we work cooperatively to tackle our future challenges and continue to support our local community.
We all have a role to play. To provide a great member value to you, as your local electric co-op we do our part for the community, and thanks for being a part of it. Read more of our news stories and explore the website to learn about how you and your co-op are playing a vital role in the communities we are blessed to call home.
President & CEO