Annual Meeting of Members is Virtual

Fall River Electric’s annual meeting of members will be conducted online rather than in-person as previously announced. This change from having a live event at Teton High School in Driggs is being made as a precautionary measure to protect our members and staff from the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The election of board members from districts 2, 3, and 8 will continue along with proposed by-law changes and an advisory vote. This ballot information will be available for voting online, mail-in, and curbside driveup in-person balloting at each of the three Fall River offices in Ashton, Driggs, and West Yellowstone.

Full details as to how you can watch the annual meeting has been mailed to all active members of the Cooperative including your ballot. Fall River Electric has also provide candidate video statements here on the website under the heading “VIDEO NEWS”. Election results will be announced at 1 p.m. MDT on Saturday, June 13 on the Co-op’s website.

Fall River Office Doors Reopen

Following the expiration of the “stay-at-home” orders of Governors Little of Idaho and Bullock of Montana, and after the Co-op’s staff has spent nearly a month working from home, Fall River Electric brought staff back to the offices and reopened the doors to members and the general public on Friday, May 1, 2020. Members andContinue Reading

No Rate Increase for 2020

Effective October 1, 2019, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) implemented rate increases for both wholesale power and transmission costs to 143 Northwest electric utility companies including Fall River Electric Cooperative. BPA is the primary source for Fall River’s wholesale power. After careful consideration, the 9-member elected board of Fall River Electric determined that the CooperativeContinue Reading

New Board Members Elected & Bylaw Changes Approved

Fall River Electric’s annual meeting of members was conducted on a beautiful Saturday, June 15th at North Fremont High School in Ashton, ID where nearly one thousand owner-members joined the Cooperative for breakfast.  Owner-members cast their votes via online, mail-in and in-person to select representatives for three board positions from a total of ten candidates. AContinue Reading

School Solar & Wind Projects Funded

Fall River Electric owner-members in conjunction with the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, a nonprofit organization funded by generous contributions from philanthropic organizations, Helping Hands, a local nonprofit and Fall River Electric; the fundraising necessary to construct small scale distributed generation solar panels and wind turbines at three of our local high schools was achieved. Construction bidsContinue Reading

Jeff Keay Selected to Board

Fall River Electric’s Board of Directors has selected Jeff Keay of Island Park to fill the remaining 2 years of board member Ralph Burton’s term, which expires in June of 2020. Burton moved from the area which, according to the Co-op’s by-laws, forces a vacancy which the board is required to fill via appointment. AContinue Reading

Coop Offers First-Ever Rebate

All owner-members (customers) of Fall River Electric who received power in 2017 have been issued a first-ever rebate! As a nonprofit cooperative, Fall River manages the amount of revenue they need to operate the Cooperative very closely. Fall River Electric had a great financial year in 2017 and the Coop’s elected Board of Directors decided to rebate aContinue Reading

Fall River Electric Pays Out Over $1M to Customers

Fall River Electric Cooperative has mailed checks to over 6,000 of its owner-members (customers) totaling $1,023,143 under its patronage capital program. Because Fall River Electric operates as a nonprofit cooperative, it is in fact owned by the customers it serves which the co-op refers to as owner-members. When revenues collected by the co-op exceed operatingContinue Reading