Below is a listing of the current affiliates who work alongside URE
Buckeye Power is a power generation and transmission cooperative that serves all of the cooperatives in Ohio. URE receives its electricity from Buckeye Power
Ohio’s Rural Electric Cooperatives OREC is a state organization that serves as the head of all cooperatives in the state of Ohio. OREC provides government representation on behalf of all Ohio cooperatives. They provide programs and services for cooperatives to use, and publish a monthly magazine titled “Country Living”, which all Ohio cooperative members receive.
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
NRECA serves as the national head for all electric cooperatives. The NRECA performs a similar role as the OREC, however the NRECA is acting on behalf of all electric cooperativesacross the USA, rather than at the state level. The NRECA offers training and education programs, annual meetings and events, and many other services for electric cooperatives to take advantage of.
Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives
Touchstone Energy® is a national alliance of more than 600 electric cooperatives from across the USA. Touchstone Energy was created as a national branding organization for electric cooperatives, and provides advertisements, commercials, and other marketing tools for electric cooperative recognition. Working together under Touchstone Energy, many cooperatives across the country are able to provide more services and support to their communities.
The Action Committee for Rural Electrification® is the multicandidate political action committee (PAC) of the nation’s electric cooperatives. Founded in 1966 by the approximately 1,000 cooperatives of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), it supports candidates for state and federal office – those in office now and running for office – who will speak for and protect the interests of electric cooperatives and their member-owners.
Co-op Owners for Political Action gives you, the member-owner, the opportunity to raise your voice on behalf of your electric cooperative. State and federal government officials make policy decisions that affect your local cooperative and your way of life. This program is an easy way for you to help determine who gets elected to make those decisions.
Community Energy Resource Cooperative (CERC)
Community Energy Resource Cooperative is a wholly owned subsidiary of Union Rural Electric. CERC provides natural gas service to residents and businesses in Union County.
Ohio Gas Association
OGA. Informing member companies of rules, regulations and accepted practices within the gas industry.