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Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative (NIPCO) is a generation and transmission electric cooperative supplying wholesale electric power to 7 distribution cooperatives covering 6,500 square miles in western Iowa. These distribution cooperatives supply retail power to over 30,000 members/consumers. NIPCO serves these customers with over 900 miles of 69kV transmission line and 82 distribution substations. Incorporated in 1949 and headquartered in Le Mars, Iowa, NIPCO is a Touchstone Energy® electric cooperative and a member of Basin Electric Power Cooperative.


NIPCO Annual Meeting

NIPCO conducts is annual meeting in April. See how the cooperative business model and 7 cooperative principles help NIPCO better serve member-consumers and the communities they serve. 

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Our History

NIPCO was formed by several western Iowa rural electric cooperatives who shared one common goal: to improve life and ensure growth and prosperity in this region for the benefit of

future generations. 



Today, NIPCO employs approximately 44 people who are committed to providing safe, reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible power to its member-consumers in western Iowa.


Mission, Vision,
and Goals

NIPCO's mission, vision, and goals provide clear direction for NIPCO staff and operations to achieve success while meeting existing

and future challenges our industry faces.


Legislative & Regulatory

NIPCO dedicates itself to partnering with regional, statewide, and national generation & transmission cooperatives, distribution cooperatives, utilities, and industry partners to create a powerful network that advocates on issues of electric power.


Touchstone Energy®

We are a Touchstone Energy® Cooperative. Think of your

not-for-profit Touchstone Energy cooperative as your local

energy advisor. 

Board of Directors

Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative is governed by a board of 7 directors who are elected to represent the distribution cooperatives NIPCO serves.



Meet our senior management team and see how they impact the organization

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