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.
TIPS FOR AVOIDING SOLAR SCAMS
As the popularity of rooftop solar panels increases, so do solar scams. Here are a few tips to consider before you install a solar PV system for your home.
|Talk to your electric co-op first. They can offer guidance and recommendations.||Get at least three quotes from solar companies, and thoroughly read their reviews.||Avoid solar companies that use high-pressure tactics.||
Don't believe unrealistic promises.
|Only sign clear, easy-to-understand contacts.|
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.
The bylaws of Brown County REA require the Annual Meeting of Members to convene in February, March or April of each year and that a quorum of at least 50 members be present. The bylaws, however, also allow the meeting to be adjourned to a later date if a quorum is not present.
Due to continued concerns regarding COVID-19 and the need to keep our members and employees safe from potential exposure and spread of the virus, Brown County REA will not have a gathering of members at the Annual Meeting scheduled for April 8, 2021. The Board of Directors has decided to convene the Annual Meeting on April 8, with only the CEO present, establish that a quorum is not present and immediately adjourn the meeting to a later date. No members should attend. No business will be conducted, no reports given and no election held. No meal will be served and no gifts or door prizes will be distributed.
The 84th Annual Meeting will reconvene Thursday, June 24 in the south parking lot of the Brown County REA headquarters, 24386 State Hwy. 4, Sleepy Eye.
Voting for directors in Districts 3, 6, 7 and 9 will take place between 4 and 6 p.m.
Business meeting will being at 6 p.m.
Apprentice Line Worker
Brown County REA, located in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, is seeking a full-time Apprentice Line Worker. Successful applicants will be able to operate equipment, perform construction, troubleshoot, repair and maintain the cooperatives electrical distribution system. Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions and be able to be on-call.
Applicant must have a valid MN Class A CDL, high school diploma, line school completion of equivalent experience in the electric distribution industry.
BCREA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, life and disability insurance as well as vacation, sick leave and retirement plan.
Must pass a drug and alcohol test, medical exam and background checks.
Applications will be accepted through April 15, 2021.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
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.
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)
Click here to view their flyer.
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.
CTV is owned by four rural electric cooperatives: Brown County REA, BENCO Electric, Federated Rural Electric, and South Central Electric. Over the past 20-plus years CTV has continued to grow and offer more digital options to its subscribers. In 2020 CTV invested $450,000 to upgrade 24 transmitters. As great as this technology is we still cannot control the atmospheric conditions. Today around 40 channels are available at each tower location and most of these channels are broadcast in high-definition digital. These upgrades did not come without costs. 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 email@example.com.