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BREC Resumes Disconnects for Nonpayment

BUCKEYE RURAL TO RESUME DISCONNECTS FOR NONPAYMENT IN AUGUST Not-for-profit electric co-ops like Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative (BREC) are member-owned and routinely return excess revenues to their members. Because of this structure and the desire to keep energy costs as low as possible, co-ops have more limited reserve margins to […]


BREC COVID-19 Press Release 3/17/2020

PRESS RELEASE (3/17/2020): Rio Grande, OH – In response to recent developments concerning the spread of COVID-19 or coronavirus, the Buckeye Rural Rio Grande and Linville offices will be closed to the public until further notice. We will continue to accept phone calls and provide service to our members via […]


Youth Tour 2020 Cancelled

Buckeye Rural is proud to participate in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Tour program. Traditionally, our high school delegates join 1,500 students from electric cooperatives across the county on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. During the tour, teens from rural America get to visit some of […]


BREC 2020 Technical Scholarship Winner

Jaylyn Whaley, the daughter of Jack and Robin Whaley, of South Point, will receive BREC’s 2020 Technical Scholarship in the amount of $1,500. Whaley will be attending Morehead State University, in Morehead, KY and will pursue a degree in nursing.      The BREC Technical Scholarship’s main purpose is to assist the children of cooperative members in their […]


Buckeye, Solar, and You

You can see them on fields of open land, on top of people’s homes, and even on backpacks. These days, more and more homeowners are considering installing solar panels on their rooftops. Whether you’re interested in saving money or helping the environment, there may be benefits from solar energy. Installing […]


Meet our 2020 Scholarship Winners

Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative is proud to announce the three winners of our annual Children of Members scholarship. These outstanding high school seniors stood out among many applicants with their scholastic and personal achievements, school and community activities and their knowledge of co-ops, Samantha Caskey was chosen as the recipient […]


BREC TAKING PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT SPREAD OF COVID-19

The health and safety or our members, employees, and community is our top priority. Due to developments in Ohio with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we took steps to be prepared in the event there was a significant impact in our communities. The Buckeye Rural Main Office lobby remains closed to walk-in […]


BREC Dedicates New Substation

Mineral SubstationBuckeye Rural Electric Cooperative members in the New Marshfield area should be noticing a real difference in their electric service reliability. BREC has been upgrading and modernizing its equipment in phases, thanks to longterm planning that accommodates necessary improvements in a financially responsible manner. A new substation is the […]


Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative Holds Annual Member Meeting

  Rio Grande, OH—With more than 900 in attendance, including 560 member-consumers, Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative (BREC) held its 80th annual member meeting at the University of Rio Grande Lyne Center on August 11, re-electing board of trustee incumbents Dennis Blakeman (district III—Jackson County) and Bill Holcomb (district IV—Athens, Meigs, […]