A commitment to both the communities and members we serve are at the heart of Cuivre River Electric Cooperative’s core values and have been since we were founded in 1941. Cuivre River Electric strives to help better your community by providing community, economic and educational opportunities to our members.

Operation Round Up

Hanani House check presentation

A community outreach program funded by members through the Cuivre River Electric Community Trust. CREC members contribute by "rounding up" their electric bill payments each month. The goal of the program is to help individuals, families, and communities to address unmet needs in the areas of health, youth, education, home weatherization, community, and emergency services.

Employee Charitable Work

CREC employees stand in front of a Habitat for Humanity home

Although the employees of CREC have been involved in giving back to the community for many years, our efforts were formalized in 2018 when the #CuivreCares program was initiated.

Community Enhancement

Operation round up check

CREC is committed to the enhancement and sustainable development of the communities it serves, through economic development efforts, matching grants, and programs such as Operation Round Up.


A lineman shows a group of children his equipment.

Every year, CREC delivers safety and energy programs to thousands of new students. Energy education materials on topics such as storm safety, energy efficiency, and electrical safety are also available to our members, friends, and community neighbors

Youth Programs

Youth Tour students stand in front of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

As a cooperative, CREC is active in supporting education and opportunities for its community's youth. We're proud to offer leadership opportunities as well as scholarships to eligible students.