Irrigators Meeting Planned for March 1

Fall River Rural Electric Cooperative is inviting all agricultural producers who operate irrigation pumps using power from Fall River to the Cooperative’s FREE annual Irrigator’s Summit to be held on Wednesday, March 1 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Ashton office of Fall River Electric. The purpose of the meeting is to provide helpful information to irrigators on how they can use less energy operating their pumps while conserving water and lowering their power bills.

Agricultural engineer Dick Stroh, from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), will be on-hand to review the over-all ag market. He will be joined by presenters from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, High Country RC&D, and Rumsey Engineering. Fall River’s conservation specialist Jan Dean will also provide information on lighting rebates from Fall River available to ag producers and Operations Manager Trent Yancey will share important safety tips about handling irrigation equipment around power lines.

Attendees will also be provided a free lunch. Please R.S.V.P. to 208.652.7431 by Monday, February 27 if you plan to attend.

Consolidation With Lower Valley Placed On Hold

On Monday, October 17th, Fall River Electric’s Board of Directors met to continue discussions regarding a possible consolidation with Lower Valley Energy based in Wyoming. As has been previously reported, Fall River and Lower Valley Energy commissioned two consolidation studies, one done by CFC and another prepared by EES. Lower Valley authorized E3 to conductContinue Reading

Trumpeter Swan Fundraiser Reaches Goal

Tim and Wendy Brockish, Fall River Electric owner-members in Madison County, Idaho, in an area known to locals as the Texas Slough have come to love the wildlife that inhabits the area near their home. The slough is a tributary to the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River and because it is spring-fed, the waterContinue Reading

Lineman College $2400 Scholarship Announced

Fall River Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors has authorized a new scholarship intended to encourage a member or child of a member to become a utility lineman. This $2,400 scholarship is available to any lineman college chosen. Application for the 2017 lineman scholarship is now available. More information and an application form is available on this website byContinue Reading

New Weatherization Funding Available for Members

Low income members of Fall River Electric Cooperative in Idaho can now receive FREE funding to make weatherization improvements to their homes in order to help reduce winter heating bills. Fall River Electric has received $50,000 in funding offered through the Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership (EICAP). These funds will pay low income homeowners forContinue Reading

New Address for Payments

In an effort to improve service to members and provide more time for Member Service representatives to handle member phone calls and online chats, Fall River Electric has outsourced the processing of member payments to an experienced third party. Effective immediately, members should mail payments on their account to the following address: Fall River RuralContinue Reading

Millions Mailed to Members

Over $1.2 million dollars in patronage capital checks have been mailed to owner-members of Fall River Electric Cooperative. This year the checks mailed in December go to members who had active electric accounts from mid-1993 to mid-1994. Patronage capital represents revenue that exceeds operating expenses which are then retired, or paid out to members, onContinue Reading

Power Outage Info to be Shared on Facebook

The rise in popularity of social media is changing the way companies like Fall River Electric communicate with members during power outages. Now when a large-scale power outage occurs, Fall River Electric will communicate information about the outage via our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FallRiverREC. Outage information will be posted to Facebook when the outage affectsContinue Reading

Online Chat is Now Available

July 07, 2014 In an ongoing effort to make it easier than ever for owner-members of Fall River Electric to have their questions answered or concerns addressed by the Cooperative’s Member Services department, Fall River now offers a “CHAT” service on our website. On the homepage, just above and to the left of this story’sContinue Reading