CEO’s Message — July 2019

Headshot of Clay FitchA lot has changed since Wells Rural Electric Company (WREC) built its service center in 1977. Among the greatest of those changes is how much electricity is used by the average member.

The following graphs illustrate how your not-for-profit, member- owned electric cooperative has grown to meet your changing needs.

To better serve those needs, your locally-elected Board of Directors broke ground for the new operations center June 18. Construction should begin in just a few weeks. In addition to protecting the inventory and equipment your cooperative uses, the new operations center will enhance our ability to serve you, increase efficiency, improve security and support our commitment to safety.

We appreciate the interest in the project from local contractors who submitted very competitive bids. Not only are our members getting a much-needed facility upgrade, a significant portion of the money invested in this project will stay in the local economy.

We look forward to keeping you informed about the progress of the new operations center through Ruralite, and on Facebook.

Clay R. Fitch
Chief Executive Officer

Energy use graph


Powerline graph

Number of connected accounts graph

Total energy sales in kWh

Square miles of service territory