Consolidation Update

The Big Horn Rural Electric Cooperative has decided not to pursue consolidation with three other electric cooperatives in Wyoming. Over the past eighteen months BHREC has been participating in an effort to determine what the advantages would be if we became part of a larger consolidated cooperative. As a part of that process the consolidation group hired C. H. Guernsey Consulting to determine what the cost savings would be for BHREC members over a ten-year period. The financial analysis did show that there would be savings over time.

The board and management carefully considered the financial advantages of a consolidation along with other considerations including local control and representation with our power supplier.

The board concluded that the monetary savings did not outweigh other issues and has chosen to withdraw from the consolidation group.

If you would like additional information, please contact myself or the board member representing your district.

John Joyce, Board President