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Big Bend Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a member owned electric utility cooperative serving about 8,900 homes, businesses and farm accounts in the Columbia Basin area of Eastern Washington. Our headquarters is located in Ritzville, Washington. We also have a district office located in Mesa, Washington. Please take some time to get to know us a little better. After all, we are not just your power company. We are your family, friends and neighbors. Welcome.
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  • Ready to Serve

    Stacy Kniveton brings work ethic, knowledge and experience to Big Bend Electric Co-op trustees

    By Dale Anderson

    It isn’t easy to have the right mixture of trustees making up a board for any business. Big Bend Electric Cooperative has been fortunate through the years to have a group of people who work together for the greater good of the membership. It isn’t always easy replacing an experienced member of this group, either. Read the Full Article

  • Meet Big Bend’s Staking Engineer

    Kris Messerschmidt is Big Bend Electric Co-op’s newest staking engineer. Kris began his career at the co-op October 16, 2013, replacing Tim Peterson who retired at the end of January. Big Bend Electric Co-op appreciated Tim’s work at Big Bend and wishes him an enjoyable retirement. Kris grew up in Juneau, Alaska, and graduated from high school there. Read the Full Article

  • Why is BBEC Changing its Meter System?

    Big Bend Electric Cooperative has more than 8,800 meters spread across about 2,400 square miles. To visit every meter and obtain a meter reading is an expensive process that requires extensive resources. By changing to an automated meter-reading system, we will free up the time our linemen have spent reading meters each month and allow them to do the work they do best—maintain BBEC’s electric system. Read the Full Article

  • Three Receive Big Bend Scholarships

    Three area students earned Big Bend Electric Scholarships this year. They are:

    Bridger Smith-- Bridger Smith is a senior at Lind-Ritzville High School,
    Danika Pink-- Danika Pink is a senior attending Chiawana High School in Pasco,
    Brendan Holst-- Brendan Holst is a senior at Connell High School. Read the Full Article