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Columbia REA is a member of many trade organizations and encourages members to get involved and learn more about our ever changing industry.

Access Washington
Access Washington is the virtual business center for interactive government services. Designed as a World Wide Web portal to Washington State, Access Washington provides a coordinated view of government information and services.
www.access.wa.gov
Bonneville Power Administration
The Bonneville Power Administration operates one of the most reliable transmission grids in the world. BPA markets electricity at cost from 31 federally owned dams, one non-federal nuclear plant and several non-federal hydroelectric projects and wind energy generation facilities to Northwest utilities.
www.bpa.gov/corporate
Columbia Snake River Irrigators Association 
The Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association (CSRIA) represents about 250,000 irrigated acres of prime row crop, vineyard, and orchard lands. The CSRIA works directly with its sister organization, the Eastern Oregon Irrigators Association, collectively bringing about 400,000 acres of irrigated lands into bountiful production.
www.csria.org
Federal Energy Regulation Commission
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is an independent agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. FERC also regulates natural gas and hydropower projects.
www.ferc.gov
Home Energy Saver
With this on-line calculation tool, you can quickly calculate home energy use based on a detailed description of your home, its appliances and geographic location. Plus, all energy applications (heating, cooling, lighting, etc.) are included in the calculation. Armed with the findings, CREA members can estimate how much energy and money they can save by implementing energy efficiency improvements.
www.homeeenergysaver.lbl.gov
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is the national service organization dedicated to representing the national interests of cooperative electric utilities and the consumers they serve.
www.nreca.org
National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation
The National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) is a privately-owned, non-governmental organization that provides state-of-the-art financial products and business management services to more than 1,050 electric cooperative owners across the United States.
www.nrucfc.org
Northwest RiverPartners 
Northwest RiverPartners is a partnership of farmers, electric utilities and large and small businesses in the Pacific Northwest, joined together to ensure that the Columbia and Snake rivers remain living, working rivers..
www.NWRiverPartners.org
People Power
People Power is a grassroots movement of non-profit utility consumers who support the goal of making sure power is affordable and available here at home. By joining People Power, you will learn more about the benefits you receive from the Federal Columbia River Power System and the issues facing your non-profit utility.
pplpwr.org
Public Power Council
PPC represents the Pacific Northwest's consumer-owned utilities on important issues both within the region and in Washington, D.C. PPC focuses on Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) rate-making, revenue requirements and policies.
www.ppcpdx.org
Touchstone Energy
Touchstone Energy is a national alliance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives providing high standards of service to customers large and small.
www.touchstoneenergy.coop
USDA Rural Economic Development
Rural Development achieves its mission by helping rural individuals, communities and businesses obtain the financial and technical assistance needed to address their diverse and unique needs. Rural Development works to make sure that rural citizens can participate fully in the global economy.
www.rurdev.usda.gov
Washington Rural Electric Cooperative Association
WRECA provides statewide governmental liaison support and a variety of services to WRECA members, including legislative research and information, representation before the State Legislature and various committees and state agencies.
www.wreca.coop/contactus.htm
Washington State Legislature
The Washington State Legislature is a bicameral body with 49 members in the Senate and 98 members in the House of Representatives. Each district is served by one Senator and two House members.
www1.leg.wa.gov/legislature
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