The Electric Cooperative Story
Wondering what a rural electric cooperative is? Don't draw your own conclusions...let us draw them for you!
NIPCO purchases 80% of its power supply from Basin Electric Power Cooperative, (Bismarck, ND) and 20% from Western Area Power Administration (Watertown), SD. Our electric power is generated through energy resources such as wind, water, coal, and natural gas.
With a 99.99% reliability factor, NIPCO's #1 goal is to provide safe, reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible power to our member rural electric distribution cooperatives.
It takes more than electricity to power a community. It takes a strong local economy, too. NIPCO works with our member rural electric cooperatives to promote western Iowa as the place to live, work, and cultivate business.
We Are Member Owned
NIPCO provides wholesale electric and transmission services to 7 member rural electric distribution cooperatives in western Iowa. Learn more about our members.
The Cooperative Difference
These poles are pillars that were founded on principle by people with principles. Neighbors banded together, and communities came together to share ownership of the electricity that would advance everyone. That's the Cooperative Difference.
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Switch Makes Cents
For more than three decades, NIPCO has committed to the smart management of energy consumption with "Switch Makes Cents", its system-wide load management program.
NIPCO 2022 Annual Meeting Looks to Future of Service
"Charging Forward" was the theme for NIPCO's 2022 Annual Meeting, as 2021 operations provided a springboard for the cooperative's future of service.
NIPCO, Corn Belt Power Drive EV Programs Forward
Nearly 50 cooperative staff members from NIPCO and Corn Belt Power gathered to learn more about the programs and benefits of affiliation with the CHARGETM network program.
Spring Burning Impacts NIPCO Infrastructure
Current drought conditions and high winds this spring have resulted in increased structure damage caused by burns that have gotten out of control.
NIPCO Board of Directors Present 2022 N-Ovation Awards
NIPCO's Board of Directors awarded two N-Ovation Awards (formerly known as the "N-Award") in 2022. The award symbolizes the recipient's time advancing the electric cooperative industry, NIPCO's G&T family, and NIPCO's operations, corporate mission, vision, and values. For 47 years, this honor has been bestowed to worthy individuals for their outstanding contributions to NIPCO.