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Main Office

P.O Box 675

15163 U.S. Hwy 431 South

LaFayette, AL 36862


Local: (334) 864-9331

Toll Free: (800) 332-8732

Fax: (334) 864-0817

Outage Reporting

Call (877) 456-8732

1. If your power goes out, check your breakers inside and outside.

2. Check with your neighbors to see if their power is out

3. Give us a call

If you experience an outage outside of regular business hours, on weekends, or holidays, call our toll-free number (1-877-456-8732) to reach our outage reporting system. This automated outage reporting system has 48 phone lines and allows us to take more calls at one time–helping you avoid a busy signal. Because this reporting system uses Caller ID to identify you, please call the outage in from a phone number registered on your account; our dispatcher can then use this information to send crews to work on your outage. 

Apply for New Service

In order to apply for new service, you may either complete the TREC Application for New Service document found in the Documents section and bring it by our office or call the office at (334) 864-9331.

If you would like to add online bill payment, please call us to set up your account. 

Pay Your Bill

Pay In Person


15163 U.S. Hwy 431 South LaFayette, AL 36862

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST

The main office accepts cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, and bankdrafts. A 24 hour dropbox is located next to the front entrance

Fort Mitchell

991 Alabama Hwy 165
Fort Mitchell, AL 36856
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
The drive-thru and lobby are both open from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST. A 24 hour dropbox is located next to the drive-thru window.

Smith Station

2848 Lee Road 243
Smiths Station. AL 36877
Smith's Water Authority Office Dropbox. Smith Station does not accept cash.

Mellow Valley

34580 Hwy 77 South Ashland, AL 36251
A 24 hour dropbox is located in front of the warehouse

New Site

New Site Town Hall
12791 Hwy 22 E
New Site, AL 36256
New Site Town Hall
12791 Hwy 22 E
New Site, AL 36256

Auburn Bank locations

Payments at these locations enter the bank night depository. Dropbox payments made after 8:00 AM CST will be posted the following day.

Latest News

2022 Electric Cooperative Foundation Scholarships

Each year the Electric Cooperative Foundation awards scholarships to deserving seniors in Tallapoosa River Electric’s service territory.  This year the Foundation will be awarding eight, $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors who are dependents of a TREC member.  A copy of the application can be accessed by using the link below or by contacting Kevin Hand, khand@trec.coop or Seth House, shouse@trec.coop.

The application (and all attachments thereto) must be signed, completed and submitted to the Foundation at either P.O. Box 244014, Montgomery, AL 36124 or 340 TechnaCenter Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117.  If an applicant fails to complete the entire application or fails to submit all of the items in the format requested by the deadline date, the application will not be considered for any purposes or under any circumstances with respect to the scholarships of the Foundation.

Please note the application with all required attachments and submissions must be received at the Foundation office no later than 5:00 p.m. February 18, 2022.  NO POSTMARKS.

2022 ECF Scholarship Application

Tallapoosa River Electric Youth Tour 2022

Do you know a high school junior who loves to make new friends and travel? If so, tell them about our Montgomery and Washington Youth Tours.

This once in a lifetime experience provides opportunities for students to travel to our state and nation’s capitals to learn about the history of Alabama and the United States while also learning about the cooperative form of business and the legislative process. Students will be able to network with other Youth Tour delegates from around our state and country and the most exciting part is that it’s all for FREE!

In order to be eligible, students must be a junior in high school and be the dependent child of a Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative member.

Students interested in participating should complete an application and submit it to TREC via mail or email.  All applications will be reviewed for eligibility by an independent panel of judges.  The panel of judges will determine from the applications which students will participate in the interview portion of the competition.

Applications must be submitted to TREC by 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2022.  Students selected to be interviewed, will be notified by Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Interviews will be conducted Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at Tallapoosa River Electric Headquarters in LaFayette. Winners will be notified on Wednesday, January 28, 2022, and will represent TREC in both Montgomery and Washington D. C.

2022 Youth Tour Information Booklet and Application

About Us

Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative (TREC) is an electric distribution cooperative serving parts of Clay, Randolph, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Lee, Russell, and Barbour Counties of East Central Alabama.

Established in 1939, TREC is headquartered at 15163 U.S. Hwy 431 S., LaFayette, Alabama.

We provide dependable, competitively priced electricity, free energy audits, free residential power quality audits, and free HVAC design to its members.

TREC is a not-for-profit, member-owned and democratically run rural electric distribution utility. Each year, member-owners have the right to vote for representatives to serve on the board of trustees; these trustees set policies to govern the operations of the cooperative.

As a first priority, TREC’s employees are committed to service excellence to our member-owners. It is referred to in our motto as: “providing reliable consumer service.” Our business values are reflected in our commitments to integrity, innovation, accountability, community service and fairness. We think you will find our service some of the best you have ever experienced.

Our Staff

Louie Ward

General Manager

Wanda Brushwood

Manager of Consumer Accounts

John Segrest

LaFayette District Supervisor

Parker Goodman

Manager of Engineering and Operations

Anthony Gosdin

Safety/Regulatory Compliance Coordinator

Ricky Thompson

Mellow Valley Supervisor

Amanda Thorn

Amanda Thorn

Accounting Supervisor

Kevin Hand

Manager of Member Services

Eric Wise

Fort Mitchell Supervisor







Amanda Thorn




Board of Directors

C.B. Parker Jr.


Ann Parkman

John Adcock

Vice President

Jeff "Bodine" Dodgen

Bruce Boswell


Phillip S. Bryant

C.B. Parker Jr.



John Adcock

Vice President

Jeff "Bodine" Dodgen

Bruce Boswell


Phillip S. Bryant

Service Fees

A $5.00 processing fee will be charged every new connection.

If a new service requires a temporary service initially and permanent service later, a $25.00 temporary service fee is assessed on this account. This $25.00 fee is paid at the time of inital connection and is not refundable. If service is connected for less than 12 months, a temporary service charge of $25.00 will be assessed against the account.

A consumer moving from one location to another location on TREC’s system will result in a $25.00 relocation fee. Exceptions are: If that consumer has built a “new” home on TREC, the $25.00 fee is waived.
A consumer having service cut off and then the same service cut back on will pay a $40.00 relocation fee to have service re-installed.

Bills are considered to be delinquent 15 days after the billing date. A $5.00 penalty is charged on delinquent bills.

Accounts sent to the field to be disconnected for nonpayment are subject to a $40.00 collection fee.  If power is disconnected the account is subject to a $40.00 reconnect fee.  An additional $75.00 overtime fee is applied to the account if reconnected after 5:00 pm.  Meter Tampering Fee is $140.00 for the first time and $290.00 for the second time.

As a member, you have the right to request that your meter be tested if you feel that your meter is not accurate, the Cooperative will test your meter. If the meter is found to be within 2% accurate, fast or slow-the accuracy required by law, the member will pay a fee of $25.00 for having the meter tested. However, if the meter is not accurate within 2%, the Cooperative will adjust the member’s account for the three previous months according to the meter test results.

A $29.00 charge is applied to accounts on which a payment check is returned for insufficient funds. A notice will be mailed giving the consumer 5 days to redeem the check by cashier’s check, money order, or cash. Additional charges will be made if called for by collector.

Any member experiencing an unusually high bill or that is interested in energy conservation tips may request a free energy audit. A cooperative representative will come to your home or business and perform a walk through audit and obtain additional information through a questionnaire. This information will allow him to pin point areas as well as make recommendations concerning ways to reduce your electric bill. If you would like to schedule an energy audit, please call TREC member services department at (800) 332-8732 ext 731 or send an e-mail to Kevin Hand at khand@trec.coop.

TREC can in no way guarantee a monthly savings by performing this service.


Energy Efficiency

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