About Us


Bedford Rural Electric Cooperative is a non-profit electric cooperative, incorporated on June 2, 1939. We are a member-owned electric utility, established to provide electric service to the rural areas of Bedford County and portions of Fulton and Somerset Counties. Bedford Rural Electric is part of a nationwide network of electric cooperatives, with thirteen (13) cooperatives in Pennsylvania and nearly 1,000 in the United States. We actively participate in our statewide trade organization, PREA, located in Harrisburg, Pa., our nationwide trade organization, the NRECA, and Touchstone Energy, a nationwide alliance of over 650 electric cooperatives, which promotes the “Cooperative Advantage” of superior customer service and a strong local presence. Our policies and procedures are determined by an elected, nine (9) member board of directors, which oversee the operation of the Bedford Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. Our mission is to provide reliable, quality electric service to the membership in the most cost-effective manner. The Cooperative service territory presently serves over 9,000 members and maintains 9 substations and over 1,260 miles of lines.

Scholarship Information



Bedford Rural Electric Cooperative awards four $1,000.00 scholarships annually to a high school senior committed to attending an accredited post-secondary institution as a full-time student and whose parents or guardians are full-time residents of the area served by the Bedford Rural Electric Cooperative.
We are also awarding four $1000.00 scholarships annually to a non-traditional student who is 25 years of age or older and is currently enrolled or accepted at an accredited post-secondary institution. Click HERE for more information.

Holiday Donations



Bedford Rural Electric Cooperative directors and employees are inviting members to join us and make donations to support area food banks during the holiday season. Those wishing to donate items may bring them to the Bedford Rural Electric Cooperative office on Lincoln Highway before Dec. 18, 2014. Items needed include: canned goods, paper products, soap, other hygiene-related items, and food products such as noodles, cake mixes, spaghetti, and boxed foods of any kind. Items with expired dates cannot be accepted. The collected items will be distributed to local food banks throughout the county. Your generousity and kindness will be appreciated during this holiday season. All members who make a donation will have their names entered to win a $25 gift certificate toward their electric bill.
















“Bedford Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”