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.
As a Touchstone Energy Cooperative and Generation and Transmission cooperative, NIPCO has a strong commitment to the communities in western Iowa and those we serve. Because it isn't just about providing the power to benefit our members, it's about empowering them to do more.
NIPCO Promotes Fire Safety, Education & Training
NIPCO employees are committed to continuing education on issues of safety for themselves and their members. Last week NIPCO employees attended fire extinguisher training to learn about how to identify fire classifications, best practices in fire safety, as well as hands-on training of proper fire extinguisher use.
NIPCO Crews Earn High Marks for Safety on Job Site
The Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives' Job Training and Safety Instructor observed or inspected 109 safety areas on a NIPCO job site this past August. How did they fare?
NIPCO, Member Co-ops Raise Funds for Charities
One hundred and twenty golfers raised over $10,000 to benefit local community non-profit groups and charitable organizations, within NIPCO’s service territory.