The electrical properties of poly(ethylene oxide) gels incorporated with CuCl2 and polypyrrole were investigated with respect to temperature, concentration of CuCl2 and the degree of crosslinking. Highly conducting gels were obtained even at low concentrations of CuCl2 and polypyrrole. The activation energy for conduction and effect of crosslinking and swelling in methanol on the electrical properties strongly indicate the hybrid nature of these materials. The conduction process was predominantly of the electronic semimetallic type with some contribution from ionic mobility. © 1995.