Great River Energy is a not-for-profit electric cooperative owned by 28 electric distribution cooperatives. Collectively, they serve approximately 700,000 members in Minnesota.

Agralite Electric Cooperative

320 East Highway 12
P.O. Box 228
Benson, MN 56215
Phone: 320-843-4150
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Number of connected services: 5,235
Counties served: Swift, Stevens, Big Stone and part of Pope
Year incorporated: 1939

Agralite Electric Cooperative is an electric utility headquartered in Benson, Minnesota, that serves members in the state’s west central area from near Kerkhoven to Ortonville on the south, and from near Sunburg to Morris and Donnelly on the north. Its employees are dedicated to serving the area’s electric utility needs with reliable energy and outstanding customer service.

Arrowhead Cooperative

5401 West Highway 61
P.O. Box 39
Lutsen, MN 55612
Phone: 218-663-7239
newsletter@aecimn.com
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Number of connected services: 4,277
Counties served: Cook and part of Lake
Year incorporated: 1953

Arrowhead Cooperative was formed in 1953 after the Lutsen Light & Power Company closed its doors. Since 1953, Arrowhead has been dedicated to fulfilling its mission and serving members. Arrowhead serves more than 4,000 members in Cook County and part of Lake County.

BENCO Electric Cooperative

20946 549th Ave.
P.O. Box 8
Mankato, MN 56002
Phone: 507-387-7963
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Number of connected services: 18,702
Counties served: Blue Earth, Nicollet, Faribault and LeSueur; parts of Brown, Martin, Freeborn, Sibley and Waseca
Year incorporated: 1935

Blue Earth-Nicollet Cooperative Electric Association (BENCO) was founded on May 11, 1936. The first recorded meeting took place on June 12, 1937, at Mankato City Hall. The first pole on the BENCO system was set on June 27, 1938, in Traverse Township, Nicollet County. The line was energized on Sept. 16, 1938. Faribault County Cooperative Electric Association was founded in 1936.

These two cooperatives consolidated into Blue Earth-Nicollet-Faribault Cooperative Electric Association (Frost-BENCO Electric) on Jan. 1, 1980. Wells Electric Cooperative was founded in July 1935. Frost-BENCO and Wells Electric cooperative merged in January 1, 1988 and become Frost-BENCO-Wells Electric. In 1998, Frost-BENCO-Wells Electric became a Touchstone Energy® partner and began doing business as BENCO Electric.

Brown County Rural Electrical Association

24386 State Highway 4
P.O. Box 529
Sleepy Eye, MN 56085
Phone: 507-794-3331
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Number of connected services: 4,520
Counties served: Brown and parts of Nicollet, Sibley, Redwood and Blue Earth
Year incorporated: 1937

Brown County Rural Electrical Association is proud to be serving its member-owners in rural Brown County and portions of Nicollet, Sibley, Renville, Redwood, Cottonwood, Blue Earth and Watonwan counties.
Established by members in 1937, Brown County REA strives to improve the quality of life for its members by providing the best possible service at the lowest possible cost.

Connexus Energy

14601 Ramsey Blvd. NW
Ramsey, MN 55303
Phone: 763-323-2650
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Number of connected services: 133,567
Counties served: Parts of Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Sherburne and Washington
Year incorporated: 1937

Connexus Energy is Minnesota’s largest electric distribution cooperative, providing electricity and related products and services to homes and businesses in portions of Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Sherburne and Washington counties.

Cooperative Light & Power

1554 Highway 2
P.O. Box 69
Two Harbors, MN 55616
Phone: 218-834-2226
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Number of connected services: 6,177
Counties served: Lake and part of St. Louis
Year incorporated: 1936

Cooperative Light & Power is proud of where it’s been and where it’s going. Since 1936, Cooperative Light & Power has been finding new ways to meet its members’ needs. Through growth, partnerships and community commitment, the cooperative has made a positive impact in the neighborhoods it serves.

Crow Wing Power

17330 Highway 371 North
P.O. Box 507
Brainerd, MN 56401
Phone: 218-829-2827
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Number of connected services: 44,627
Counties served: Crow Wing, Cass and Morrison
Year incorporated: 1937

Crow Wing Power proudly serves more than 44,000 electric cooperative members in the three counties surrounding the beautiful Brainerd Lakes Area in north central Minnesota. It is a locally owned and operated Touchstone Energy® cooperative. Crow Wing Power embraces Touchstone Energy’s core values of integrity, innovation, accountability, and commitment to community.

Dakota Electric Association

4300 220th St. West
Farmington, MN 55024
Phone: 651-463-6212
dakotaelectric.com
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Number of connected services: 107,974
Counties served: Dakota and parts of Goodhue, Rice and Scott
Year incorporated: 1937

On April 5, 1937, bylaws and articles of incorporation were adopted and Dakota County Electric Cooperative was formed by a group of forward-thinking farmers, with the help of the Rural Electric Association. On Monday, Feb. 21, 1938, the lights came on in rural Dakota County. At that time, Dakota County Electric Cooperative covered 240 miles and served 800 members.

In July 1969, Dakota County Electric Cooperative was renamed to what is known today as Dakota Electric Association. Dakota Electric has grown considerably since its humble beginnings, now covering 507 square miles and serving nearly 108,000 members. Dakota Electric, which serves the southern suburbs of Minneapolis and St. Paul, is one of the largest electric distribution cooperatives in the nation.

East Central Energy

412 Main Ave. North
P.O. Box 39
Braham, MN 55006
Phone: 800-254-7944
eastcentralenergy.com
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Number of connected services: 60,981
Counties served: Aitkin, Benton, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Sherburne, Washington, Pine and Carlton, Minn.; and Douglas, Burnett and Washburn, Wis.
Year incorporated: 1936

East Central Energy (ECE) is a member-owned electric cooperative providing electric, internet and long-distance services to its members in east central Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. Formed in 1936, ECE currently serves more than 60,000 homes, farms and businesses in 14 counties, making it Minnesota’s oldest and third largest member-owned electric cooperative.

Federated Rural Electric Association

77100 U.S. Highway 71
P.O. Box 69
Jackson, MN 56143
Phone: 507-847-3520
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Number of connected services: 6,826
Counties served: Jackson, Martin and parts of surrounding counties
Year incorporated: 1935

Federated Rural Electric provides wholesale power to four towns – Round Lake, Ceylon, Dunnell and Alpha – as well as retail electricity to Welcome. It has been involved in load management programs since 1983, saving its members millions of dollars. Load management allows Federated to control wholesale purchases of electricity by buying it at the least expensive times. Load management programs include heating, cooling, water heating and gensets.

Goodhue County Cooperative Electric Association

1410 Northstar Drive
P.O. Box 99
Zumbrota, MN 55992
Phone: 507-732-5117
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Number of connected services: 5,096
Counties served: Goodhue and parts of Dodge, Dakota, Rice, Olmsted, and Wabasha
Year incorporated: 1936

Bringing electricity to rural farms and homes was the challenge Goodhue County Cooperative Electric assumed in 1936 and continues to meet today. Farmers demanded electric service to improve their way of life and profitability.

Itasca-Mantrap Cooperative Electrical Association

16930 County Road 6
P.O. Box 192
Park Rapids, MN 56470
Phone: 218-732-3377
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Number of connected services: 11,884
Counties served: Hubbard, Wadena, Cass, Becker and Clearwater
Year incorporated: 1939

Itasca-Mantrap Cooperative Electrical Association, located in Park Rapids, Minn., is dedicated to providing high standards of service to its members and communities.

Kandiyohi Power Cooperative

8605 47th St. NE
Spicer, MN 56288
Phone: 800-551-4951
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Number of connected services: 8,681
Counties served: Kandiyohi and parts of Swift, Chippewa, Stearns and Renville
Year incorporated: 1935

Kandiyohi Power Cooperative (KPC) was organized in November 1935 under the cooperative laws in the State of Minnesota to furnish, improve and expand electric service to West Central Minnesota. Authority to form such a cooperative came from the passage of the Rural Electrification Act, which was signed by President Franklin Roosevelt on May 11, 1935. KPC is governed by an elected, nine-person board of directors that establishes policies and hires the CEO.

Today, KPC has grown to 28 employees serving more than 8,000 residential, agricultural and commercial members.

Lake Country Power

Lake Country Power conducts business for members at three locations:
Kettle River Service Center
4065 Highway 73
Kettle River, MN 55757
Cohasset Service Center
26039 Bear Ridge Drive
Cohasset, MN 55721
Mountain Iron Service Center
8535 Park Ridge Drive, Mountain Iron, MN 55768
Phone: 1-800-421-9959
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Number of connected services: 49,494
Counties served: Parts of Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Pine and St. Louis
Year incorporated: 1997

Lake Country Power is a Touchstone Energy® cooperative serving parts of eight counties in rural northern Minnesota. The cooperative provides electricity and other energy related services to its members. Lake Country Power maintains nearly 8,000 miles of distribution lines within 10,872 square miles of service territory. Geographically, Lake Country Power is Minnesota’s largest electric cooperative.

Lake Region Electric Cooperative

1401 South Broadway
P.O. Box 643
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572
Phone: 218-863-1171
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Number of connected services: 28,305
Counties served: Otter Tail, Wilkin and parts of surrounding counties
Year incorporated: 1937

Lake Region Electric Cooperative is located in Pelican Rapids at the heart of Minnesota lake country. In 1937, friends and neighbors worked together to gain access to the benefits of electricity. A lot has changed over the years, but Lake Region’s mission remains the same: to provide reliable, affordable electricity to its members.

McLeod Cooperative Power Association

1231 Ford Ave.
P.O. Box 70
Glencoe, MN 55336
Phone: 320-864-3148
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Number of connected services: 6,818
Counties served: McLeod, Renville, Sibley, Carver and parts of Meeker, Wright and Kandiyohi
Year incorporated: 1935

McLeod is proud to have served its area as a premier provider of electricity since 1935. McLeod Cooperative Power is a member-owned cooperative that provides electricity to more than 6,800 residents, businesses and industries in central Minnesota, primarily in McLeod, Renville, Sibley and Carver counties.

Meeker Cooperative

1725 U.S. Highway 12 East
Suite 100
Litchfield, MN 55355
Phone: 320-693-3231
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Number of connected services: 8,966
Counties served: Meeker, Renville, McLeod, Kandiyohi, Wright and Stearns
Year incorporated: 1935

Meeker is proud to have served the area as a premier provider of electricity since 1935. Meeker Cooperative Light and Power Association is a member-owned cooperative that provides electricity and other services to residents and businesses in six central Minnesota counties, including Meeker, Kandiyohi, McLeod, Renville, Stearns and Wright.

Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative

36559 U.S. Highway 169
P.O. Box 230
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: 218-927-2191
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Number of connected services: 15,317
Counties served: Parts of Aitkin, Crow Wing and Mille Lacs
Year incorporated: 1939

It is the mission of Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative to enhance the quality of life for people of its communities and surrounding areas by consistently providing reliable, affordable electric service and other value-added services while holding its employees, communities, and our environment in high regard. Mille Lacs Energy provides progressive, reliable electric services to most of Aitkin County and parts of Mille Lacs and Crow Wing counties. Members get the electric service they need as well as reliable information about efficiency and safety.

Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative

125 Minnesota Valley Electric Drive
Jordan, MN 55352
Phone: 952-492-2313
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Number of connected services: 42,523
Counties served: Blue Earth, Carver, Dakota, Le Sueur, Rice, Scott, Sibley, Hennepin and Waseca
Year incorporated: 1937

Since 1937, Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC) has been committed to providing electric service beyond expectations. The cooperative’s 898-square-mile service area, covering nine counties, is continually changing and serves some of the fastest growing areas in the nation, with a diverse range of accounts served: small and large farms; rural and suburban residential areas; seasonal cabins; retail, entertainment and chain businesses; and large commercial and industrial accounts.

Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, MVEC works diligently to provide quality power at a competitive price. In addition to money-saving Energy Wise programs, the cooperative offers members real-time online power outage communications, a Wi-Fi thermostat program, account management through SmartHub and a summer energy challenge, which gives significant cash prizes back to the local community. MVEC is proud to be a local Touchstone Energy Cooperative.

Nobles Cooperative Electric

22636 US Highway 59
P.O. Box 788
Worthington, MN 56187
Phone: 507-372-7331
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Number of connected services: 6,822
Counties served: Nobles, Murray and parts of adjacent counties
Year incorporated: 1936

Nobles Cooperative Electric serves Murray and Nobles counties along with portions of Cottonwood, Jackson, Lyon, Pipestone and Rock counties in southwestern Minnesota and Lyon and Osceola counties in Iowa.

Nobles Cooperative Electric is a distribution cooperative that provides service directly to residential and commercial members. As a small, local electric cooperative, Nobles knows and serves the needs of its member-owners who expect state-of-the-art technology, responsive service and reliable electricity.

North Itasca Electric Cooperative

301 Main Avenue
P.O. Box 227
Bigfork, MN 56628
Phone: 218-743-3131
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Number of connected services: 5,420
Counties served: Itasca, Beltrami and Koochiching
Year incorporated: 1940

North Itasca Electric Cooperative is headquartered in Bigfork, Minn. The co-op, which employs 17 people, provides energy and related services to approximately 5,400 members in Itasca, Koochiching and Beltrami counties.

Redwood Electric Cooperative

60 Pine Street
P.O. Box 15
Clements, MN 56224
Phone: 507-692-2214
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Number of connected services: 4,446
Counties served: Redwood, Brown, Murray, Lyon and Cottonwood
Year incorporated: 1937

Redwood Electric Cooperative is located in Clements, Minnesota serving approximately 4,500 members in Redwood, Brown, Murray, Lyon and Cottonwood counties. Formed in 1937 by neighbors dedicated to bringing electric power to other neighbors. Redwood Electric has over 1,369 miles of line and 17 full-time employees. Redwood Electric is dedicated to serving its members by providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity.

Runestone Electric Association

6839 Power Lane SW
Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone: 320-762-1121
runestoneelectric.com
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Number of connected services: 14,476
Counties served: Douglas, Pope, Grant, Stevens, Stearns, Otter Tail and Todd
Year incorporated: 1935

Runestone Electric Association is committed to providing its members with reliable and affordable energy, value added services and exceptional customer service. It is Runestone Electric Association’s vision “to be better than our members expect us to be.”

South Central Electric Association

71176 Tiell Drive
P.O. Box 150
St. James, MN 56081
Phone: 507-375-3164
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Number of connected services: 5,834
Counties served: Watonwan, Cottonwood and portions of Blue Earth, Brown, Martin and Murray
Year incorporated: 1937

South Central Electric Association is an electric utility serving members in parts of south central Minnesota, including all of Cottonwood and Watonwan counties as well as portions of Martin, Blue Earth, Brown and Murray counties. South Central’s directors and 23 employees are dedicated to serving the electric needs of the area with reliable energy and outstanding customer service.

Stearns Electric Association

900 Kraft Drive SE
P.O. Box 40
Melrose, MN 56352
Phone: 320-256-4241
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Number of connected services: 26,994
Counties served: Parts of Stearns, Morrison, Todd, Pope, Douglas and Kandiyohi
Year incorporated: 1937

Stearns Electric Association is a member-owned electric cooperative. Since 1937, Stearns Electric Association has provided electricity and related products and services to Central Minnesota.
Today, Stearns Electric Association serves nearly 27,000 members in six Central Minnesota counties, including Stearns, Todd, Morrison, Kandiyohi, Pope and Douglas.

Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric

2411 W. Bridge Street
P.O. Box 485
Owatonna, MN 55060
Phone: 507-451-7340
swce.coop
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Number of connected services: 11,498
Counties served: Rice, Waseca, Steele, Blue Earth, Dodge, Goodhue, Freeborn, Faribault and Le Sueur
Year incorporated: 1936

Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric was formed on October 10, 1936, when Waseca Cooperative Electric and Steele County Cooperative Electric were merged into one organization with a combined membership of 860.

Since its beginning, the cooperative has grown steadily to its present membership of more than 11,000. A growing membership and increased loads created the need for power, lines and facilities. Today, SWCE has more than 2,200 miles of line.

Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative

550 Ash Ave. NE
P.O. Box 431
Wadena, MN 56482
Phone: 218-631-3120
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Number of connected services: 8,267
Counties served: Todd, Wadena and parts of Becker, Otter Tail, Morrison, Cass, Hubbard and Douglas
Year incorporated: 1940

Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative is a rural electric system in central Minnesota that is owned and controlled by the people to whom it supplies service. It is a non-profit, taxpaying, privately-owned and locally-managed utility operated by people working cooperatively to fulfill a common need.

Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association

6800 Electric Drive
P.O. Box 330
Rockford, MN 55373
Phone: 763-477-3000
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Number of connected services: 
53,410
Counties served: Wright and western Hennepin
Year incorporated: 1937

Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association offers energy efficiency programs, time-saving payment methods (online, over the phone or in person) and renewable energy alternatives. For more than 80 years, Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for its members.