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National Lineman Appreciation Day is April 10, 2017!

Spring Weather is on the Horizon

Spring comes with colorful flowers and warmer weather, but the season can also produce severe storms.

Home Energy Adventure Launched

Through interactive quizzes, users can test their energy efficiency skills and learn how to improve their home’s energy efficiency, and ultimately save money. After each question, users receive energy savings tips that are customized specifically to their lifestyle and energy habits.

Click below to test your knowledge on the lastest energy efficiency tips!

25th Contractor Conference Promotes Energy Efficiency

IOWA’S TOUCHSTONE ENERGY COOPERATIVES celebrated the 25th annual “Momentum Is Building” conference Feb. 8–9 at the Sheraton West Des Moines hotel.

Winter Storm Preparedness

With inclement weather approaching - follow these steps to ensure you're prepared.

HAPPY NEW YEAR - Offices Closed

The Employees and Board of Directors of Southwest Iowa REC would like to wish all a safe, healthy, and prosperous New Year!  Our offices will be closed Monday, January 2, 2017 in observance of New Year's Day.

In Remembrance – Richard D. “Rich” Fast

Richard Fast, age 59, of Villisca, Iowa, passed away Friday, December 9, 2016 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Rich served on the REC Board of Directors for the past 10 years.  Along with serving as Director for District 6, Rich also served as President of the cooperative for one year.  Rich helped guide and direct us through the many changes we have encountered in our industry.

Rich will be missed by all who knew him and our prayers go out to his entire family at this difficult time.

Southwest Iowa REC Youth Tour Program

As part of our commitment to community, Southwest Iowa REC is excited to offer the NRECA’s Washington, D.C. Youth Tour trip to area high school students. Interested students will compete for the opportunity to be selected by their local electric cooperative.  Southwest Iowa REC will choose a high school junior from the qualified applicants. Among other criteria, this high school student must have parents or guardians that are members of the cooperative. The contest is for an all-expense-paid trip to our nation's capital. 

Cooperative Leaders Meet With Representatives

Representatives from Southwest Iowa REC (Corning/Mt Ayr/Stanton), Clarke Electric (Osceola), Farmers Electric (Greenfield) and Guthrie County REC (Guthrie Center) hosted a Legislative Meeting in Creston on November 28, 2016.  Representatives Cecil Dolecheck, David Sieck, Tom Moore and Senator Tom Shipley met with about 30 attendees from these area Cooperatives.

Happy Thanksgiving! OFFICES CLOSED

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  Our offices will be closed Thursday, November 24th & Friday, November 25th.

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving!


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