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Agralite Electric Cooperative
Counties served: Swift, Stevens, Big Stone and part of Pope
Year incorporated: 1939

Arrowhead Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Counties served: Cook and part of Lake
Year incorporated: 1953

BENCO Electric Cooperative
Counties served: Blue Earth, Nicollet, Faribault, LeSueur, parts of Brown, Martin, Freeborn, Sibley and Waseca
Year incorporated: 1935

Brown County Rural Electric Association
Counties served: Brown and parts of Nicollet, Sibley, Redwood and Blue Earth
Year incorporated: 1937

Connexus Energy
Counties served: Portions of Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Sherburne and Washington
Year incorporated: 1937

Cooperative Light & Power
Counties served: Lake County and part of St. Louis
Year incorporated: 1936

Crow Wing Power
Counties served: Crow Wing, Cass and Morrison
Year incorporated: 1937

Dakota Electric Association
Counties served: Dakota and portions of Goodhue, Rice, and Scott
Year incorporated: 1937

East Central Energy
Counties served: Aitkin, Benton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Sherburne, Washington, Pine and Carlton in Minnesota; Douglas, Burnett and Washburn in Wisconsin
Year incorporated: 1936

Federated Rural Electric Association
Counties served: Jackson, Martin and parts of surrounding counties
Year incorporated: 1935

Goodhue County Cooperative Electric
Counties served: Goodhue, parts of Dodge, Dakota, Rice, Olmsted and Wabasha
Year incorporated: 1936

Itasca-Mantrap Cooperative Electrical Association
Counties served: Hubbard, Wadena, Cass, Becker and Clearwater
Year incorporated: 1939

Kandiyohi Power Cooperative
Counties served: Kandiyohi, parts of Swift, Chippewa, Stearns and Renville
Year incorporated: 1935

Lake Country Power
Counties served: Parts of Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Pine and St. Louis
Year incorporated: 1997

Lake Region Electric Cooperative
Counties served: Otter Tail, Wilkin and parts of surrounding counties
Year incorporated: 1937

McLeod Cooperative Power Association
Counties served: McLeod, Renville, Sibley, Carver, parts of Meeker, Wright and Kandiyohi
Year incorporated: 1935

Meeker Cooperative
Counties served: Meeker, Renville, McLeod, Kandiyohi, Wright and Stearns
Year incorporated: 1935

Millie Lacs Energy Cooperative
Counties served: Parts of Aitkin, Crow Wing and Mille Lacs
Year incorporated: 1939

Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative
Counties served: Blue Earth, Carver, Dakota, LeSueur, Rice, Scott, Sibley, Hennepin and Waseca
Year incorporated: 1937

Nobles Electric Cooperative
Counties served: Nobles, Murray and parts of adjacent counties
Year incorporated: 1936

North Itasca Electric Cooperative
Counties served: Itasca, Beltrami and Koochiching
Year incorporated: 1940

Redwood Electric Cooperative
Counties served: Redwood, Brown, Murray, Lyon and Cottonwood
Year incorporated: 1937

Runestone Electric Cooperative
Counties served: Douglas, Pope, Grant, Stevens, Stearns, Otter Tail and Todd
Year incorporated: 1935

South Central Electric Association
Counties served: Watonwan, Cottonwood and portions of Blue Earth, Brown, Martin and Murray
Year incorporated: 1937

Stearns Electric Association
Counties served: Part of Stearns, Morrison, Todd, Pope, Douglas and Kandiyohi
Year incorporated: 1937

Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric
Counties served: Rice, Waseca, Steele, Blue Earth, Dodge, Goodhue, Freeborn, Faribault and LeSueur
Year incorporated: 1936

Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative
Counties served: Todd, Wadena and portions of Becker, Ottertail, Morrison, Cass, Hubbard and Douglas
Year incorporated: 1940

Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association
Counties served: Wright and western Hennepin
Year incorporated: 1937

What are cooperatives?

Electric cooperatives are independent electricity providers that are owned by the members they serve (you). They were formed in the mid-1930s to bring electric power to parts of America where larger, for-profit utilities were reluctant to operate. Because electric co-ops are owned by the members they serve, they are inherently transparent, accountable, service-driven, and do more for their communities than provide electricity. In short, co-ops are designed to put the community’s best interests over the bottom line. Learn how to get involved by finding your local cooperative!

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What makes cooperatives better?

Co-ops are driven by the members they serve, as opposed to profit, which means they operate differently at their core—and by design. As a result, they do more than just power your toaster and send a bill. Instead, your local cooperative:

  • Makes sure every member has a voice
  • Provides reliable electricity at the lowest possible cost
  • Gives money back to its members when revenues exceed costs
  • Helps members manage their energy use and lower their bill
  • Offers programs to save energy, save money and earn rebates
  • Assists members with renewable energy projects
  • Prepares for and responds to national disasters
  • Supports initiatives that improve community life

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