Safety & Education
Nishnabotna Valley Rural Electric Cooperative cares about the safety of our member-owners. Providing education and training to people in the communities in which we live and serve is one step towards helping keep those members safe. Find out more about several safety and education programs sponsored by NVREC.
811 "Call Before You Dig"
Whether you're trenching in a field, planting a tree or digging a foundation, Iowa law requires everyone to locate underground utilities before digging. It could save your life.
Members Helping Members
NVREC offers several ways our member-owners can reach out and help people in our community who are going through tough times. Go here to find out more about these programs or call us at 712-755-2166 for additional information.
Co-op Connections Discount Card
The One Card that does it all. Your FREE Co-op Connections Card gets you discounts on local and national products and services. This is just another way of why being a member-owner of an Electric Cooperative makes a difference.
Grain Bin Clearances
Planning a new grain bin? Communicate early with Nishnabotna Valley REC. Go here to find specifications for electrical line clearance for grain bins, and contact NVREC at 712-755-2166 when you are planning to install a new bin.
Safety Tip: When a Vehicle Crashes into a Utility Pole
Would you know what to do if your vehicle crashed into an electric utility pole? Your response could mean the difference between life or death.
How using electricity wisely can help out your neighbors (and your bottom line, too)
Home Energy Ratings and Your Home
Why it pays to use this test to determine the energy efficiency of your new home or remodeling project.
A Springtime “Controlled” Burn Can Quickly Turn Chaotic
Follow best practices for any outdoor burning you undertake. Otherwise, the results may get dangerous and expensive.
Energy Efficiency Features Home Buyers Are Seeking
An expert home appraiser shares details about why making your home more energy efficient can pay dividends in lower utility bills and a higher price when selling.
Rebates and Incentives
Rebates are available to NVREC member-owners who purchase and install energy efficient appliances or make improvements to their home to reduce your electric consumption. Details about rebates can be found here.
The Iowa Congressional delegation united to help co-ops maintain their tax-exempt status.
We are extremely grateful to Senator Joni Ernst, U.S. Representative Cindy Axne, Rep. Abby Finkenauer, Congressman Dave Loebsack and Congressman Steve King for their support of the stand-alone #RURALAct, and to Senator Chuck Grassley for ensuring the provision was included in the final negotiations on the congressional budget bill.
Improvements in Technology at NVREC
Find out more about our Automated Meter Infrastructure installed at NVREC and how your Cooperative continues to make improvements to the electrical system to provide our members with the reliable, dependable service you deserve and have come to expect.
Operation Round Up is a program where members can simply round up their electric bill to the next dollar amount each month. The Operation Round Up money collected by NVREC is donated to local community outreach programs to help members in a time of need. Consider joining Operation Round Up today, and contact NVREC at 712-755-2166.
Nishnabotna Valley REC awards college students a total of $5,000 each year through scholarships. Applications are accepted each year until the middle of February and the Education Committee announces the recipients by mid-March.
The Youth Tour has been bringing high school students to Washington D.C. for over 50 years every June. On the tour, students learn about electric cooperatives, American history and U.S. government and walk away with a greater understanding of their role as an American citizen.
Energy Trails Tour
NVREC and NIPCO invite our member-owners to join us for an Energy Trails Tour that we offer each summer. This 3-day adventure will allow you to view, first-hand, how your power providers convert energy from water, wind and coal into electricity. View cola being mined and see how those mines are, then returned to productive farm and native grass lands.