Products and Services


If you are building a new home, remodeling, or changing your existing service and will require a new electric service or service change, please call us four to six weeks prior to when you need it.  Several things must be done before the service can be installed.  The route of the line has to be determined and staked, a membership application must be completed, an easement needs to be obtained and recorded with the the Register of Deeds, and an estimate for cost of construction will be provided after meeting with the home owner. 

The first step to any construction project is to call Diggers Hotline before you dig - Dial 811. 

In addition, payment for the line/service must be made prior to construction.  The cost of the electric service depends on the length of the line extension to be built along with other fees.  See the following chart for some of these fees:

*New Service Fees

$200 Estimate in Aid of Construction Deposit - This deposit can be applied to the New Service/Staking Fee once work is scheduled to be completed.

$550 New Service/Staking Fee

$800 Meter Pedestal Fee

$550 Road Bore Fee

Footage Charges - $10/ft for <500 ft, $5/ft for 501+ ft.

EXAMPLE:  A standard service installation for 820 feet would be billed as follows:  $200 Estimate Deposit, $550 service fee (-$200 deposit), $800 Meter Pedestal Fee, 500 ft. @ $10/ft = $5000, and 320 ft. @ $5/ft = $1600; for a total of $6600 footage charge. Grand Total is $7950

*Additional charges may apply based on your individual service requirements. Please call 715-532-5524 for Ladysmith/Hannibal area construction  or 715-634-4575 for Hayward area construction and receive an

While we work hard to install your new electric service as soon as possible, even on short notice, it really helps when we are notified in advance.  As you can see below, we also provide many other products and services you may want to considers, from electric heat to Viasat high-speed Internet.  Be sure to also take advantage of the many rebates available to you through the Energy Sense program...see below.

Click here for more information on our monthly rates and billing information for residential single-phase services.

Electricians, please complete and return the Affidavit of Compliance with Wisconsin State Code form to JREC at PO Box 99, Ladysmith WI 54848.


JREC offers a variety of rebates and incentives on many products and services we offer. Please click on the below link for more information or to obtain a printable copy of our rebate form.


High Speed Internet Service, Scholarships, Security Systems, Evergreen Program, Electric Safety and Efficiency tips are just a few of the services Jump River Electric Cooperative offers you.  Click on the below links to find out more about these services.


Portable electric generators can be very helpful to members during outages, but we urge you to follow the safety guidelines below to insure your portable generator is connected in the safest manner.

Portable Generator Safety Guidelines:

Never connect a generator directly to your home's wiring unless your home has been wired for generator use.  This can cause backfeeding along power lines and electrocute anyone coming in contact with them, including lineworkers making repairs.

Ensure your generator is properly grounded.

Set up and run your generator in a well-ventilated area outside the home.  Make sure it's out and away from your garage, doors, windows, and vents.  The carbon monoxide generated is deadly.

Never overload a generator. A portable generator should only be used when necessary to power essential equipment or appliances.

Turn off all equipment powered by the generator before shutting it down.

Keep the generator dry.  Operate it on a dry surface under an open structure.

Always have a fully charged fire extinguisher nearby.

Never fuel a generator while it is operating.

Read and adhere to the manufacturer's instructions for safe operation.  Never cut corners when it comes to safety.

We encourage you to protect the well-being and safety of your family during outages, and safeguard those who come to your aid during emergency situations. 


Are you wondering if electric heat is the way to go?  If so, refer to the below chart and find out why you should select electric heat as your primary heating source today!

Cost of Electricity vs. LP/Propane



Electric Cost per KwH



6.95 cents (ETS rate)

8.15 cents (Dual Fuel Rate)

Efficiency Percentage of LP/Propane Furnace
















Example:  6.95 cents/KwH of electric heat compares to the member paying $1.31/gallon for LP/Propane gas if the furnace is operating at 70% efficiency.

There are numerous electric heating and cooling options available to our Members as well as a DUAL FUEL program. This program is designed by electric cooperatives and it allows Members to take advantage of lower cost electricity for home heating.  Whether you are building a new home or upgrading your current heating and/or air-conditioning systems (HVAC), we can help you reduce heating costs with our Dual Fuel Program.

  • Dual Fuel Program - To qualify for this program, your primary heat source must be electric.  You must also have a back-up heating source such as LP or Fuel Oil furnace, or a heat storage source.  All electric heat must be controlled.  By entering into this program, you agree to allow JREC to control your heat during periods of peak demand. It is as these times you will rely on your back-up heating system(s).  You'll find that electric heat is cost effective and an energy efficient heating option. Electric Plenum Heaters, Electric Mini-boilers, Radiant Floor Cable, and Comfort Cove are a few of your options and shown above.  Click on any of the below electric heating options to find out more about that specific product.   The purchase of any of these products can be handled through JREC, your local contractor, or directly through the manufacturer.  As mentioned above, contact JREC to find out if you qualify for any rebates and more about the Cooperative's dual fuel program.
  • Load management is all about balancing supply and demand.  To read more on the new strategies and how they benefit the cooperative membership, please click here.

Explore the four heating options and resources listed below and please feel free to contact us with further questions, comments, or to find out if you qualify for additional rebates.  Check out JREC's dual fuel program and find out how you can immediately benefit from reduced energy rates.

1.  Electric Plenum Heaters:  The below diagram shows how a plenum heater fits into a forced-air furnace. The plenum heater is shown in yellow.

2.  Electric Mini-boiler's.  Our electric boilers are easy to install and provide the finest type of heating available.  Electric mini-boilers also provide you with low off-peak electric rates under the Cooperative's dual fuel program.  Below is a picture of a mini-boiler (with the outside cover removed) installed. 


3.  The photo below is of a Comfort Cove heater.  Comfort Cove heaters make for individual room comfort, as each room can be controlled with its own thermostat!  The heat radiates down like the sun and the unit doesn't take up valuable floor/wall space within the room itself.  We stock this heater in the color off-white, but can be ordered in other colors.



4.  Electric Thermal Storage (ETS) Off-peak usage saves on your bill Find out more about the ETS system by clicking on the above link.
  • Cooling options are also available at your local cooperative, JREC.  We carry a variety of window mount air conditioners and can provide you with information on other cooling products.
  • Wiring diagrams are also available for those homeowners or electricians installing electric heat options.  Click on the following links for more information or call our office at 715-532-5524.


  1. Typical Boiler or Plenum Heater Installation w/CT Meter Socket (page 1)
  2. Current Transformer Sub-Metering (page 2)
  3. Electric Heat-Subtractive Meter- Electric Mini-Boiler 2100 Electric Thermal Storage Heater (ETS) (page 3)
  4. Dual Fuel Typical Parallel Meters on Pole / Dual Remote Meter Pedestal (page 4)
  5. CT Meter Socket/CT Wiring (page 5)




Rheem and Marathon water heaters can also be purchased at our offices.  We offer several rebates and incentives to our members who participate in the water heater program.  Give us a call today to find out more about the water heater program.   Click on the link below to see what we offer and to find out more about tankless water heaters.