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.
NRECA - 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.
ACRE® and VCP
The Action Committee for Rural Electrification®, or ACRE®, supports congressional candidates, regardless of party, who share public policy goals that are consistent with the mission of member-owned electric co-ops. In this section of the site, you can find out which candidates are supported by ACRE, our federal political action committee.
Engagement is the other key component of advocacy. Communicating with your member of congress on important issue affecting your cooperative is a great way to keep your legislators informed. We set up a website where you can do that quickly. We call it Voices for Cooperative Power.
Ohio Gas Association
OGA. Informing member companies of rules, regulations and accepted practices within the gas industry.