Welcome to Richland Electric Cooperative!

If you are new to Richland Electric Cooperative, we would like to say, "Welcome" and we look forward to working with you to meet your needs. If you are already a member of the cooperative, we extend our thanks for your continued membership and we stand ready to assist you with your project.

We are organized as a cooperative and as such we are not just an ordinary business. We are a business owned by our member-consumers. We provide service to over 3,500 members in and around Richland County, Wisconsin. In order to receive electric service from REC you must be a member of the cooperative. You also have a voice in how our cooperative is operated. You are represented by a Board of Directors that are members of the cooperative. Each year you have the opportunity to vote for your choice of director or, if you desire, run for the position yourself. Director elections are held each year at our Annual Meeting held in March. There are nine directors on the REC Board and three are up for election each year.

2015 Annual Meeting Sat. March 28

The 79th Annual Meeting of the Richland Electric Cooperative will be held Saturday, March 28th, 2015 at the Richland High School. Breakfast will be from 7:00 - 9:00 am and the meeting will begin at 9:30.

Download the Voting instructions and bios of Director Candidates PDF

YouTubeWe have conducted interviews with the directors up for election at the Annual Meeting this year. You can view them on the Richland Electric Cooperative YouTube channel.

Please mark your calendars for the REC Annual Meeting on March 28, 2015.

Special Energy Assistance Measures

Richland Electric Cooperative understands the financial pressure many of our members are undergoing as a result of the colder than normal winter and extremely high home heating fuel prices. We are pleased to be able to offer qualified members with a zero-percent (0%) interest option to defer a portion of this month's energy bill.

Please read the complete information and return the application to our office.
Special Energy Assistance Measures info and application form. PDF

Co-op Connections Card Puts Value in Your Wallet

Richland Electric Cooperative's (REC) commitment to you goes beyond providing safe, reliable, and affordable electricity.

We're always looking for ways to provide value to our members and our community, especially during tough economic times. That's why we're now offering the Co-op Connections Card to our membership. The card is a money-saving tool that connects you with discounts on everything from hotel stays to prescription drugs to discounts from other local businesses.


REC members should receive the Co-op Connections Card in your mailbox toward mid-January. The letter you receive introducing the card should include one Co-op Connections Card and two key fobs.

Many merchants throughout our community accept the card so be sure to present the card at their register to receive your discount! We hope you patronize these businesses and take advantage of the discounts they offer. For a complete list of all participating businesses in our area, simply follow the Co-op Connections Card link.

One of the most valuable features of the Co-op Connections Card is the pharmacy discount. While it is not insurance, the discount can mean savings of 10 to 60 percent on prescription drugs. The logo and information on the back of your card is recognized at more than 60,000 national, regional, and local pharmacies.

The pharmacy discount has been widely used by members of Touchstone Energy co-ops across the country, resulting in combined savings of nearly $35 million on prescriptions. Want to find out more? Log on to www.locateproviders.com to search for pharmacies in our area honoring the card. Use code 22203 as the group number under the "Groups" login section. Next, enter your zip code.

The card also gives you access to online savings at more than 95 national retailers like Barnes & Noble, Hertz Rental Cars, Best Western hotels, ProFlowers.com and many more. You can check out all the great national discounts at www.connections.coop.

As a Touchstone Energy co-op, Richland Electric Cooperative strives to serve our members according to four core values: integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community. Our Co-op Connections Card is one of the ways we live up to those values.

Please contact us at 608-647-3173 with any questions you have about the card and how to take advantage of the discounts it provides.

Faster Satellite Internet is Here!

The truly fast satellite Internet has arrived and it's called ExedeSM by ViaSat. How fast is it? The download speeds on the new exede by ViaSat service will be up to *12 Mbps! The new upload speeds will be up to *3Mbps. That's fast!

Interested in getting the new Exede by ViaSat? Contact your local service provider, Richland Electric Cooperative, for complete details. See more Exede by ViaSat information.

WildBlue AND ExedeSM by ViaSat Tech Support 1-888-232-4138

Richland Electric Cooperative subscribers to WildBlue AND Exede by ViaSat Satellite Internet can contact technical support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for troubleshooting and assistance at 1-888-232-4138.

Note: *All speeds listed are the advertised/target performance of "up to" speeds. Actual speeds received by individual subscribers may vary based on multiple factors including but not limited to time of day, consumer device utilized, in-home network.

DPC Load Control Status

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