Community and Economic Development
Cuivre River Electric Cooperative has a strong commitment to the community. We are made up of people who live and work in these communities. We're all neighbors working together - achieving common goals and helping our communities grow and prosper. We work closely with local chambers of commerce, and other organizations, and are always pursuing innovative ways to meet community needs. We have the power to make a positive impact on the communities where we live and where our members' businesses thrive and families are nurtured.
A Positive Impact On Our Communities
Youth Programs, including electrical safety, energy education and cooperative education, help improve public safety, enhance school curriculum and increase energy awareness. The annual Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. for high school juniors offers lessons in democratic leadership.
Operation Round Up helps address unmet community needs.
Green Tree Grants available through our transmission cooperative Central Electric, are designed to assist communities and schools in the planting of trees. Email us to request more information or an application.
Cuivre River employees personally support many charitable events through our #CuivreCares initiative.
Controlling costs is essential for success in today's competitive business environment. As a service-driven cooperative, Cuivre River Electric Cooperative can be a powerful partner in helping a business control, and sometimes reduce, its operating expenses. When it comes to controlling operating costs, the Cuivre River philosophy comes through with great savings for most companies.
Cuivre River Electric's commercial and industrial rates have remained both low and stable since 1986. Customized rates are available for businesses requiring demand power exceeding 500 kW and having a yearly load factor greater than 60%. These efforts help secure low energy rates for businesses, industries, agriculture and residential consumers while providing economic opportunities for local residents.
The Cooperative works to help develop many commercial and industrial areas of its service territory including sites in Lake Saint Louis, Moscow Mills, O'Fallon, Wentzville and Weldon Spring. In Wright City, CREC owns Gateway West Industrial Centre, a 70-acre development zoned for heavy industrial use.
Gateway West Industrial Centre is a 70-acre development in Wright City, Missouri. Located on the I-70 south service road, it is easily accessible from either the Foristell or Wright City interchange, 40 miles west of the St. Louis International Airport. Gateway is owned and developed by Cuivre River Electric Service Company (CRESCO), a subsidiary of Cuivre River Electric Cooperative (CREC).
Electric, municipal water and sewer services, telephone and natural gas are at each site, with rail service nearby. Fully developed pad-ready sites range in size from 2.5 to 10 acres.
Gateway West is located near two major electric substations supplied by 161kV transmission lines. Three-phase underground electrical service is available throughout the development.
Controlling costs is essential for success in today's competitive business environment. As a service-driven cooperative, Cuivre River Electric Cooperative can be a powerful partner in helping a business control, and sometimes reduce, its operating expenses. Cuivre River's sole purpose is to provide reliable electric service at a reasonable cost, not provide profit for stockholders.