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NIPCO Is Owned by 7 Member Cooperatives

Members of Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative include 6 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

Harrison County Rural Electric CooperativeOperating in Woodbine, Iowa, they serve over 2,300 member- owners in and around the southwest Iowa county of Harrison.

Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative. Headquartered in Estherville, Iowa, they serve approximately 12,400 members in the northwest Iowa counties of Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, Palo Alto, and Pocahontas.

Nishnabotna Valley Rural Electric Cooperative.. This co-op serves 2,600 member-owners in southwest Iowa and has an office located in Harlan.

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. 

Western Iowa Municipal Electric Cooperative Association.  Serving over 4,600 meters in western Iowa, WIMECA is comprised of the cities of Anthon, Aurelia, Hinton, Manning, Mapleton, and Onawa.

Western Iowa Power Cooperative. This co-op serves approximately 3,500 members living in nine Iowa counties in west central Iowa. WIPCO has two offices located in Denison and Onawa.

Woodbury County Rural Electric Cooperative. This cooperative operates out of Moville, Iowa, and serves nearly 3,200 member-owners living in the Iowa county of Woodbury.

Read more about our members in the "Our Members" section, below.

Our Members

Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative (NIPCO) was incorporated in 1949 by its member rural electric cooperatives. NIPCO's primary purpose was to...

Community Support

As a Touchstone Energy Cooperative and Generation and Transmission cooperative, NIPCO has a strong commitment to the communities in western Iowa...

The Cooperative Difference

These poles are pillars that were founded on principle by people with principles. Neighbors banded together, and communities came together...