1140 E. Main Ave., * P.O. Box 384 *
Challis, Idaho. 83226
(208) 879-2283
Fax: (208) 879-2596
Outage: (208) 879-4900


Co-Op Services

> Line Locate
> Propane

Payment Options

> Overview
> Electronic Payment System
> Frequently Asked Questions

Member Information

> Membership Application
> Current/Planned Outage Status
> Who We Are
> Board of Directors
> Electric Rates
> Electric Member Policies
> Proposed Policy Changes
> Board Minutes
> Electric Service Handbook
> By Laws
> Strategic Plan
> Financial Information
> Employment Application
> Available Positions
> Unclaimed Capital Credit List
> Mission Statement


> Generator
> Irrigation


> Pay by Internet Instructions


> Challis Chamber of Commerce
> Stanley Chamber of Commerce
> Custer Economic Development Association

Welcome to Salmon River Electric Cooperative

Salmon River Electric Cooperative is a rural electric cooperative delivering retail electric service to approximately 2,500 electric accounts in south central Idaho including parts of Custer, Lemhi and Blaine Counties. SREC is a non-profit corporation formed in 1948 comprised of member owners whose goal was to provide electrical service to the area. Because of the sparseness of customers and high investment costs, profit oriented utilities had not been interested in servicing the rural areas around Challis and Stanley. The Village of Challis had a municipal power plant run by diesel engines from 1928 to 1953 but the generator was operated for only certain hours each day. SREC's system was energized in 1953. Many old timers in our area still recall the time when electricity was not available and have much appreciation and pride in SREC.

We have over 606 miles of overhead distribution line, 67 miles of underground distribution line, and 63 miles of subtransmission lines operating at 69KV. SREC owns two 69KV/24.9KV substations. Also SREC operates and maintains a 230KV transmission line and substation for Thompson Creek Mining.

General headquarters for SREC is in Challis, Idaho which is centrally located in the service area. We employ 16 electric employees. We derive a large percentage of our revenue from electric sales to Thompson Creek Mine. The second largest industry in our service area is agriculture. The largest wilderness in the continental United States borders us to the west. We would be considered remote by most standards, as the nearest Burger King is 60 miles away and the nearest shopping mall is 150 miles away.

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