WREC NEWS

Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative Sends Crews to Help Restore Power in the Aftermath of Hurricane Ida

August 31, 2021

Early this morning, WREC crews left for Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They will be assisting Dixie Membership Electric Cooperative (DEMCO) to restore power to their service area. With heavy damage received from Hurricane Ida, they are expected to be in this area for up to two weeks or more. WREC is sending a full complement of […]

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WREC presents United Way of Pasco County with a $46,848 donation check

June 30, 2021

WREC and its employees recently gave the United Way of Pasco County a donation for $42,848. In attendance were Joseph Marina (Bayonet Point District Manager and member of the United Way of Pasco County Board of Directors), David Lambert (Manager of Member Relations), Chuck Anderson (President and CEO of United Way Pasco County), Julie Rockwell […]

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Thank a Lineman Specialty License Plate Available

June 15, 2021

Did you know there is a specialty Florida license plate available for drivers dedicated to linemen? The “Thank a Lineman” plate recognizes the hard work and long hours they log to keep the lights on for Floridians. You can pre-order one and find out more information at: Thank a Lineman. Proceeds will fund scholarships in […]

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WREC Donates $400,000 to Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation

June 9, 2021

WREC recently donated $400,000 to the Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation to help educate the estimated 1,000 students who will attend the Wesley Chapel school after its construction, and prepare them for high-salary, high-skill careers that are in demand. The Laker/Lutz News published an article on this and it is available to read at: WREC […]

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WREC Donates $121,000 to Central High School

May 28, 2021

Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative (WREC), one of the largest employers in Hernando County, invested in the next generation of engineers, welders, medical professionals, and linemen, by donating $121,000 to Central High School. This donation will go towards new equipment and latest technology for students taking the career-focused programs being offered. “With career-focused programs at Central, […]

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WREC Awards Over $1.3 Million in Scholarships!

May 4, 2021

Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative is proud to announce this year’s college scholarship recipients. For 2021, the Cooperative awarded 110 scholarships worth $12,000 each.  Since 1997 WREC has awarded 2,194 scholarships valued at $15.8 million to graduating high school seniors throughout the Cooperative’s service area.   “Our mission at WREC is much more than providing quality electric […]

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WREC Receives the 2021 Audrey Nelson Community Award

April 28, 2021

Recently, the Pasco County Commissioners recognized WREC and other organizations with the 2021 Audrey Nelson Community Award from the National Community Development Association. This national award was given to WREC for our collaboration on the Vincent House Pasco project. Completed last year, Vincent House Pasco addresses the needs of the community for those recovering from […]

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WREC Educational Foundation Scholarships now available for 2021!

March 18, 2021

WREC’s Scholarship applications are now available until March 26, 2021 and now worth $12,000. Due to our lobby closures, we will accept applications by email to [email protected] and also mailed in applications that are post marked by March 26. Successful Candidates Must: Be a high school senior and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA. Be a […]

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Co-op Connections Available to all Members

February 26, 2021

Co-op Members have many incredible discounts available to them through Co-op Connections. This is a free service for any Cooperative Member, and there is a mobile app available as well. Please learn more at www.Connections.coop and start saving today. […]

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Drones Assist in System Reliability

February 24, 2021

Did you know that WREC added drones to our System Reliability Department in 2019? These drones are used to help find and correct possible outage issues before they occur. Piloted by our trained operators in the field, they utilize cameras to allow substations, poles, and lines in all WREC’s five service territories to be examined […]

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