Midwest Rural Energy Council


 The Midwest Rural Energy Council is a membership organization 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 regulatory agencies.

Follow the links above or to the right to find out more about the MREC, MREC publications, announcements and other educational programs and information on a variety of rural energy issues. Here is a promotional flier about MREC (half a page, front and back).

Our 56th Rural Energy Conference will be held February 14-16, 2018 in La Crosse, Wisconsin at the Radisson Hotel. We look forward to seeing you there. In January, 2018 you’ll be able to register for the Rural Energy Conference and the pre-conference workshop here.   We held our 55th Rural Energy Conference February 9-10, 2017 in Bloomington MN. See the 2017 brochure here. The pre-conference workshop is also described in the conference brochure.

Classes in Stray Voltage Investigation for dairy producers and agricultural professionals were held May 9-11, 2017 at the WE Energies Service Center in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. There were two classes offered: Introduction to Stray Voltage, and Stray Voltage Testing. An additional class in Advanced Stray Voltage Testing is planned for February 14, 2018 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. These Stray Voltage Investigation classes are typically held once a year. Read the 2017 brochure here.


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We would like to hear from you! For more information about the MREC, contact the secretary at mrec@uwex.edu. Also, if you have comments or problems with the website please send us an email.