Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative (BREC) holds Annual Meeting of Members

    PATRIOT, Oh- Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative’s 2023 annual meeting was held on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at its home office in Patriot, Ohio. Paul Berridge, BREC Board President, welcomed attending members to the first in-person annual meeting since 2019, when the COVID pandemic hit out country. Those attending […]

Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative Selects New, Familiar, CEO

  Patriot, OH – Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative has selected its new leader, Kent Eldridge, who has been serving as the co-op’s interim CEO since January 1, 2023. The board of trustees made its choice in its monthly board meeting January 30. “I’m honored to serve the members of Buckeye […]

BREC Completes New Substation Upgrade

Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative members in Rutland area of Meigs County should be noticing a significant improvement in their electric service reliability. BREC has been upgrading and modernizing its equipment in phases, thanks to long-term planning that accommodates necessary improvements in a financially responsible manner. The Rutland substation had reached […]

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 […]