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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One of the Lucky Ones, Madsen Retires After 41 Years on the Line
With 41 years under his lineman's belt, Madsen is grateful to retire safely from an industry that takes great pride in dedicating resources to education, equipment, and processes that ensure the health and safety of its workers.
NIPCO Celebrates 2019 Service Anniversaries
NIPCO Directors and employees are passionate about their commitment to NIPCO’s “Members FIRST” promise and contribute in many ways to NIPCO’s mission. Six NIPCO employees and one Director celebrated service anniversaries in 2019. Find out who were honored for their years of service.
Sherrill: Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick
After 33 years as NIPCO's Sr. Administrative Assistant, Melody Sherrill's keen eye and positive spirit will be missed around the halls of NIPCO. As for the future of the famed Board Room Stick? One can only guess.
NIPCO Announces 2020 Scholarship Awards
Four students have received scholarships from NIPCO and Basin Electric Power Cooperative for the 2020/2021 academic year. Scholarships are awarded based on academic performance, student activity, volunteerism, and character.