|What is the MREC?||MREC Officers||Executive Committee|
|Board Meetings||Become a Member!||Membership Dues|
|History of the MREC||MREC Members||MREC Position Statements|
|MREC Website Policy||Strategic Plan||By-laws|
What is the MREC?
The MREC is a membership organization of energy suppliers, energy service professionals and Land Grant Universities whose mission is to support outreach, education and research on rural energy issues for the benefit of:
- Farms and other rural energy consumers
- Rural energy suppliers
- Farm organizations and agricultural trade associations
- Electrical equipment and allied industries
- Government and regulatory agencies
|President||Kevin McLean||Minnesota Power||MN|
|Vice President||Kelly Dybdahl||Lyon-Lincoln Electric Coop|| MN
|Treasurer||Corey Kuchta||WI Public Service|| WI and MI
|Secretary *||Doug Reinemann||University of Wisconsin||USA|
Executive Committee (in addition to the Officers)
|Mark Weber||Whetstone Valley Electric Coop.||SD|
|Troy Schiltz||Tri-County Electric Coop.||MN|
|Paul Gillis||Dairyland Power Coop|| WI, MN, IA & IL
|Robert Fick||Alliant Energy||WI, IA|
Directors (in addition to the Executive Committee and Officers)
|Alan Fazio||Lake Region Electric Coop.||MN|
|Bob Johnson||Codington Clark Electric Coop.||SD|
|Justin Chapman||Xcel Energy||MN, SD, & WI|
|Jim Johnson||Otter Tail Power||MN, ND|
|Reggie Gassman||Sioux Valley Energy||SD|
|Steve Stackhouse||Oconto Electric Coop.||WI|
|Van Kelley*||South Dakota State University||SD|
|Larry Jacobson *||University of Minnesota||MN|
|Jay Harmon *||Iowa State University||IA|
|Ken Hellevang*||North Dakota State University||ND|
|Jerry Sorenson||Riverland Energy Coop||WI|
|Chuck Clanton*||University of Minnesota||MN|
Meetings of the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors convenes periodically. Regularly scheduled meetings are held in conjunction with the annual conference and a fall meeting in mid-September. Other meetings are scheduled as needed. Meetings are open to the public.
You are welcome to become a member of the MREC. There are two types of memberships: Full and Affiliate.
Full Memberships are available to investor-owned utilities, state-wide rural electric cooperative associations and other utilities and utility organizations. Full memberships require a formal petition to the Board of Directors. Interested parties should contact the MREC secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Affiliate Memberships are available to other energy organizations, trade affiliates, educational institutions, individuals and entities that may desire membership. To apply for membership send an e-mail message to the MREC secretary at email@example.com. Include the following information:
The MREC secretary will confirm your membership and send you an invoice. If you have any questions, contact the secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership Dues (annual)
$4300 – for statewide electric cooperative associations
$1500 – for investor owned utilities
$450 – Corporate Affiliate: for an organization other than an investor owned utility or statewide electric cooperative organization.