Formerly known as the Rural Electric Company, High West Energy has continued to serve its members and communities by providing safe, reliable and competitively priced energy and services. Our vision is to be the trusted partner in the solutions we provide. 

When our first lines were energized in May of 1940, we began with 500 members. Now, we serve over 10,000 meters across a 4,300 square mile area in Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska. 

The mission of High West Energy is to serve our members and communities by providing safe, reliable and competitively priced energy and services.

From electricity to connectivity, High West Energy is your trusted solutions partner. 

High West Energy is committed to its members and the communities they call home. We all have a responsibility to make these communities a better place to raise a family or start a business.

Donations are cash and/or in-kind contributions made to community groups. In-kind donations are donations that do not involve a direct cash contribution but instead might include providing door prizes, auction items or promotional items.

Sponsorships are cash and/or in-kind fees paid to an organization to support an event, program, or cause to improve the quality of life in the community. High West Energy sponsors events and activities in and around the cooperative’s market area, especially those that relate to youth, small business, agriculture, and the military. The event/activity should make a significant contribution to the well-being and vitality of community life in the cooperative’s service area.

We encourage members and local organizations to apply for donations or sponsorships, and we’ve made the process fast and easy. In less than five minutes you can download the form below, fill it out, and email it to Brooke Darden at brooke.darden@highwest.coop

For more information, contact:
Brooke Darden, Communications & Marketing Coordinator


Operation Round Up® is a program for members designed to help other members who are in need. 

Members will have their electric bills "rounded up" to the nearest dollar. The additional money (from 1 to 99 cents) is donated to the Operation Round Up® fund. 

Although the amount seems small for each participating member, when you multiply it by thousands of participants' contributions, that's a lot of pennies! Collectively, this makes a huge difference in our communities! 

You can download the form below or click here to submit the form directly online!

Click here for the Operation Round Up® form! 


Patronage dividends

Patronage Dividends

High West Energy’s success wouldn’t be possible without our members. So, it’s only right that you share in that success.

2023 patronage dividends have been decided! Check the link below to see what was retired! 






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Youth Programs

hwOur 2024 Scholarship Program is now closed! Thank you to everyone who participated, and we are so excited to see the outcome! 

High West Energy offers scholarships to Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska high school seniors or recent graduates who have a parent or legal guardian who is a co-op member. 

In addition, High West is also sponsoring a Line Worker Scholarship. We want to encourage more people to consider being a line worker as a future career choice! 

Questions?  Email scholarships@highwest.coop or call 307-365-6862.


Nebraska Energy FCU Scholarships (ne-fcu.org) -Must be a member of the credit union to apply. 

Education, Scholarships & Careers - WREA - Wyoming Rural Electric Association (wyomingrea.org) - Additional Line Worker scholarships through Wyoming Rural Electric Association