November 29, 2023

Service Worth Smiling About


As we close out 2023, Poudre Valley REA proudly earned one of the top five highest ACSI® scores among Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives.

There is a lot that impacts your satisfaction with our service, but this month I would like to address three important topics and some of the ways your cooperative strives to not just meet but also exceed the level of service you deserve and expect.


We recognize the financial cost of your electric service greatly impacts your satisfaction. We currently do and will continue to have the lowest residential electric rate of any cooperative in Colorado and among the lowest electric rates of any utility provider in the country.

Holding the line on affordable rates happens because of the sound direction from your Board of Directors, the hard work of your co-op’s employee team, and our ability to do more with less as a lean, efficient, not-for-profit business.

Paying out member credits and providing rewards programs are other ways we can add value to your life. Learn about Co-op Connections, our free-to-use discounts program.


Likewise as essential is having your power there when you need it, or quickly and safely restored after an outage. Our reliability metrics are nationally ranked when it comes to the average number of outages per member, duration of an outage, and amount of time to restore power.

Yet, reliability also means you depend on us to be your trusted energy expert by providing you the resources needed to make wise energy decisions. And it means you depend on us to be there when you need us whether that is in person, over the phone, online, or in your mobile app.

I encourage all members to use their PVREA account, either online or through the mobile app, to help track and manage your electrical consumption. Armed with this knowledge, you can better control your energy use. Learn more about the PVREA mobile app.


But to me, what elevates service from satisfactory to exceptional is a human touch. The fine men and women working at your local electric co-op are some of the most passionate, engaged, and knowledgeable people in our industry. And they routinely go above and beyond to make a big difference in the lives of our members.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to meet one of these fantastic individuals, I hope you soon will. You can read testimonials from two employees who are part of our new Co-op Cares program that helps individuals from across our organization meet more of our membership.

At Poudre Valley REA, we will not rest on our laurels. Instead, we will always seek ways to improve in all that we do so you continually receive the excellent service we strive to provide.

From all of us here at your co-op, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy holiday season. May it be bright, cheery, safe for all, and filled with good tidings.