NEW MEMBER RESOURCES
If you are a new member of the Brown County Rural Electrical Association please click below on our new member handbook along with our Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws to learn more about your cooperative and what your role as a member is. If you have not filled out or submitted a Service Agreement please fill the form out and send back to us to have on file - if you have questions please let us know.
The outer front doors of the office are now unlocked to allow members to pick up 2021 calendars. The entrance beyond that point is only to be used if an appointment was scheduled. Please continue to use our other payment options to pay your electric bill.
Attention High School Seniors!
Brown County REA, through its Operation Round Up program, is offering six $250 scholarships to students whose parents/guardians are members and live in Brown County REA’s service area.
Scholarship guidelines and application form can be found below. The deadline for submission is April 1, 2021, and winners will be announced at the Brown County REA Annual Meeting on April 8.
Resources for Renters & Homeowners
The COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program is now closed and no longer able to accept applications.
If you need assistance with your electric bill please reach out to one of the assistance agencies listed below:
Minnesota Valley Action Council (MVAC)
United Community Action Partnership
Click here for contact information.
You may also contact United Way 2-1-1 by calling 2-1-1 or (800) 543-7709. They have representatives available 24/7 to help you connect with the resources and information you need.
Heartland Security is owned by your local electric cooperative. They design and install security systems to protect your home, family, and valuables. The alarm systems are monitored by highly skilled and certified professionals. Heartland Security offers an easy to use Personal Emergency Reporting System (PERS) if you or a loved one is worried about a medical condition or emergency happening at home.
Click the link below to be directed to Heartland Security's homepage for more information or call them at (888) 264-6380.
2021 Calendars are available for you to pick up in our office entryway during normal business hours. We have available the large farm pocket calendar as well as pocket sized calendars.
Please limit one calendar per member.
Calendars are only available while supplies last.
CTV Board of Directors approve $450,000 upgrade to 24 transmitters at the Godahl, Jackson, and Frost UHF TV tower sites. These sites will be upgraded in the first quarter of 2021. CTV is owned by four rural electric cooperatives: Brown County REA, BENCO Electric, Federated Rural Electric, and South Central Electric. The new transmitters will be installed mainly on Minneapolis rebroadcasted channels. Two benefits of the new transmitters are they use less energy and each transmitter features adaptive real-time correction of TV signal output. This upgrade will mitigate mechanical issues; however, UHF TV signals will still be subject to the atmospheric conditions that cause signals to disappear during high humidity and summer mornings/evenings. As great as this technology is we still cannot control the atmospheric conditions. If you watch CTV with an UHF antenna become a paying subscriber by filling out the form below and e-mailing to our office at firstname.lastname@example.org.