HISTORY OF DIXIE ESCALANTE ELECTRIC
Dixie Escalante Rural Electric Association was formed when three separate rural electric cooperatives, Escalante Valley Rural Electric Association, Littlefield Rural Electric Association and Dixie Rural Electric Association, merged into one strong entity.
Escalante Valley Rural Electric Association
After Southern Utah Power Company declined to serve Escalante Valley in the 1940’s because it was not financially feasible, Parley Moyle, and his son, Gordon, began soliciting support from area residents to organize an electric cooperative. These residents applied for federal funds and organized the Escalante Valley REA in 1946. Gordon Moyle became the Association’s first General Manager. R. Leon Bowler was hired in 1950 as a lineman for Escalante Valley REA and became the General Manager at age 23.....to read more visit our website at (http://dixiepower.com/your-coop/Our-History/