We are Member Owned
NIPCO is Owned by 7 Member Cooperatives in Western Iowa
Members of Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative include six rural electric distribution cooperatives and one municipal electric cooperative known as WIMECA (Western Iowa Municipal Electric Cooperative Association). Electric cooperatives are private, not-for-profit businesses owned and governed by their consumer-members. Any revenues over and above the actual cost of delivering power are returned to the members in the form of patronage dividends on a pro-rated basis of business done with the cooperative.
NIPCO Class A Members
NIPCO members are comprised of 6 rural electric distribution cooperatives and one municipal cooperative association in western Iowa.
Rural electric distribution cooperatives (or REC's) include: Harrison County REC (Harrison County), Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative (Cherokee County), Nishnabotna Valley REC (Audubon, Cass, Crawford, Harrison, Pottawattamie, and Shelby Counties), North West REC (Ida, O'Brien, Sioux, and Plymouth Counties), Western Iowa Power Cooperative (Crawford and Monona Counties), and Woodbury County REC (Woodbury).
NIPCO's municipal electric cooperative member, known as WIMECA (Western Iowa Municipal Electric Cooperative Association), consists of 6 municipals. These six "munis" are the cities of Anthon, Aurelia, Hinton, Manning, Mapleton, and Onawa.
1505 Albany Place Southeast, Orange City, IA, USA
North West Rural Electric Cooperative
With four office facilities located in Ida Grove, Le Mars, Orange City, and Primghar, North West REC serves over 7,100 consumer-members living in the northwest Iowa counties of Sioux, O’Brien, Plymouth, and Ida.