Featured Company


Western Iowa Power Cooperative

Western Iowa Power Cooperative (WIPCO) is a non-profit, member-owned rural electric cooperative providing service to approximately 3,500 members in nine area counties in west central Iowa. Its service territory covers 2,000 square miles and includes 2,100 miles of electric distribution lines.

Mission Statement:  To enhance our members’ quality of life by providing safe and reliable electric
To learn more about WIPCO, please visit: www.wipco.com



La Plata Electric Association, Inc.

La Plata Electric Association, Inc. is Colorado’s fifth largest electric distribution cooperative, serving more than 33,000 individual, family and business members in La Plata and Archuleta, with segments of Hinsdale, Mineral and San Juan counties.

Mission Statement: La Plata Electric Association, Inc. provides its members safe, reliable electricity at the lowest reasonable cost while being environmentally responsible.

Vision Statement: Shaping the future by building trustworthy community partnerships as an innovative, forward-thinking industry leader, delivering excellence in our member-owned cooperative.

To access this information and more, please visit:  http://www.lpea.com


Omaha Public Power District

The history of Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) dates back to 1917, when the Nebraska Power Company was incorporated. On June 1 of the same year, the newly formed company acquired the property of the Omaha Electric Light and Power Company. In 1946, its customers numbered 83,507, gross revenues totaled $10,828,000, kilowatt-hour sales were 552,000,000 and generating capability had reached 119,000 kilowatts.

On Dec. 2, 1946, the state legislature created OPPD as a political subdivision of the state of Nebraska, which acquired the properties operated by the Nebraska Power Company. In January 1965, the Eastern Nebraska Public Power District merged with OPPD, doubling the size of our service area to 5,000 square miles. With the merger, four counties were added to OPPD’s service area, which now covers all or part of 13 counties in southeastern Nebraska.


Nebraska is the only state in the U.S. whose residents get their electricity almost entirely from public power utilities.  Benefits of public power:

  • Local Control.  Nebraska utilities are overseen by publicly elected boards, appointed utility boards, rural cooperatives and city councils.
  • Reliability.  Public power utilities are committed to maintaining reliable service.
  • Affordability.  Public power rates are based on the cost to provide service, not the financial interests of stockholders.  Low-cost power gives the OPPD service territory a competitive advantage when attracting economic development to their communities.

OPPD Mission Statement:
“Provide affordable, reliable and environmentally sensitive energy services to our customers.”

To access this information and more, please visit the OPPD website at:  https://www.oppd.com


Rocky Mountain Power

Rocky Mountain Power dates back to 1881, when Salt Lake City became the fifth city in the world to have central station electricity. Utah Power & Light (UP&L) was formed in 1912 from several small electric companies in Utah, Idaho and western Colorado. Currently, Rocky Mountain Power provides electricity to nearly 1.1 million customers.

Rocky Mountain Power is a division of PacifiCorp.  They are one of the lowest cost electric providers in the United States, serving 1.8 million


  • Headquarters: Salt Lake City, Utah 
  • Total number of employees: 5,500
  • Area covered: 141,000 square miles

States served:

  • Rocky Mountain Power : Idaho, Utah and Wyoming
  • Pacific Power : California, Oregon and Washington
  • Transmission: 16,500 miles
  • Distribution: 64,000 miles
  • Substations: 900
  • Total Customers: 1,867,000
  • Residential: 1,622,000
  • Commercial: 208,000
  • Industrial & irrigation: 37,000
  • Company-owned net generation capacity: 10,887 megawatts
  • 72 generating plants:
  • Coal-fueled facilities – 10 total
  • Hydroelectric facilities – 41 total plants
  • Natural gas facilities – 7 total
  • Wind facilities – 13 total
  • Geothermal facilities – 1 total

To access this information and learn more about Rocky Mountain Power:  https://www.rockymountainpower.net


Holy Cross Energy, Inc.

Holy Cross Electric Association, Inc. was organized in 1939 by a strong and independent group of farmers and ranchers in the Roaring Fork and Eagle River valley to bring electric service to these rural areas for the first time.Their first meeting was held in Eagle, Colorado, to incorporate the Association and to elect the first Board of Directors. There were ten original Directors, two of whom were women. “Holy Cross” was accepted as the official name of the cooperative at the meeting. After receiving a loan from the Rural Electrification Administration, the first lines were energized in 1941.

In 1943, Holy Cross expanded its operation by purchasing the Eagle River Electric Company and then grew even more with the purchase of Mountain Utilities of Aspen in 1954. 1962 marked the start of a tremedous period of growth. In that year, Holy Cross had approximately 2,300 consumers. By 1971 (not even 10 years later), Holy Cross had almost quadrupled in size, serving nearly 8,700 consumers. In 1998, Holy Cross Electric Association, Inc. changed its name to Holy Cross Energy (hereinafter “Holy Cross”) in response to a movement in the electric utility industry to deregulate the industry and introduce open competition. Similarly, the logo featuring the Mount of the Holy Cross gave way to a three-part circular laurel design.

Today, Holy Cross Energy is a cooperative corporation with 158 employees serving more than 55,000 members. Holy Cross Energy proudly serves its members from major ski resorts in the Aspen and Vail areas as well as farms, ranches and friendly rural communities that provide people and resources for the tourist and outdoor recreation industries.

Mission Statement:

“Holy Cross Energy provides safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy and services that improve the quality of life for our members and their communities.”

Featured company information provided by Holy Cross Energy, Inc. website.



Tri-County Electric Co-op, Inc.

In 1935 only about ten percent of the nation’s farms had central station electric service. In May of that year, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Rural Electrification Administration to help bring electric power to our country’s farm population.

Tri-County Electric logo

Responding to the local demand for electricity, Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. was organized on March 20, 1939 in Azle, Texas. Twenty people attended the first meeting which was held in a two-story building on Main Street. At the first meeting, new members wrote bylaws and applied for a charter from the state of Texas, which they received in August of that year.

With charter in hand, Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. began serving customers. The very first section of electric lines built by the Cooperative was a 150-mile stretch that served some 112 families, starting three miles east of Weatherford, Texas and running to Azle, Texas along the Wise County line west of the Springtown area.

World War II slowed the system’s growth, as the only lines that could be built were emergency lines. But the Cooperative made up for lost time in the booming post-war years, and by the early 1960’s has over 5,500 new members in seven counties.

The original headquarters was located on Main Street in Azle, Texas. Around 1964 the Cooperative moved its headquarters to its present location at 600 N.W. Parkway. The Northeast District Office was opened in Keller in 1963 and the Southwest District Office was opened in Granbury in 1974. In 1998 the Cooperative merged with B-K Electric Cooperative and opened another District Office in Seymour, Texas.

Tri-County Electric Co-op, Inc.’s mission statement:

“A Commitment to Service and Savings.”

Featured Company information has been provided by Tri-County Electric Co-op, Inc. website.


Rocky Mountain Power

Rocky Mountain PowerAt Rocky Mountain Power they believe in their promise of public service: an obligation to deliver safe, reliable electricity at an affordable price in an environmentally sustainable way. Through their commitment to developing renewable resources, maintaining efficient grid operations and encouraging energy-saving practices, they strive to provide exceptional customer service.

Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, they provide electric service to nearly 1.1 million customers in Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming. As part of PacifiCorp, they are one of the lowest-cost electricity providers in the United States with 1.8 million customers in six western states.

Rocky Mountain Power company remains focused on transitioning to a sustainable energy future in an affordable way for their customers in part through state-of-the-art technology and regional grid coordination.

They also advocate a comprehensive Integrated Resource Plan. It is a decision support tool and road map for meeting the company’s objective of providing reliable and least-cost electric service to all of their customers while addressing the substantial risks and uncertainties inherent in the electric utility business.

Protecting and enhancing the environment is a core principle for Rocky Mountain Power. While providing safe, reliable electric service to their customers, they strive to be good stewards by conserving natural resources, developing innovative solutions, growing renewable resources, reducing emissions, protecting habitats and more.

Rocky Mountain Power – Mission Statement

Our company and our employees are committed to the communities we serve, providing valuable contributions in economic and community development, as well as social needs.

Featured Company information has been provided by Rocky Mountain Power website.


Lincoln Electric System

Lincoln Electric systemFor over 50 years, Lincoln Electric System has been proud to power the many homes, businesses and governmental properties throughout Lincoln, Nebraska and the surrounding area. As one of the nation’s most efficient electric utilities, we are committed to keeping electricity safe, reliable and affordable.

In February 1966, Lincoln Electric System was formed and a single utility began providing electric energy in and around Lincoln, Nebraska. In November 1970, Lincoln voters approved the formation of a semi-autonomous administrative board of local citizens to oversee operations of the nonprofit, customer-owned utility.

Today, Lincoln Electric System services approximately 200 square miles within Lancaster County in Nebraska, comprising the cities of Lincoln, Prairie Home, Waverly, Walton, Cheney, and Emerald.

The primary goal of our approximately 500 employees is to provide an adequate and reliable electric supply at the lowest possible cost to our approximately 118,518 residential customers and 16,649 commercial and industrial customers.

Our community outreach efforts include a strong educational initiative: We offer numerous successful programs for schools in our service area, free of charge. School visits cover electricity basics, electrical safety, energy efficiency and renewable energy. We captivate elementary students by using demonstrations, games and special effects to encourage interactive learning and discussions.

Community engagement extends beyond education. Through the years, we at Lincoln Electric System have supported numerous health and service charities designed to enhance the quality of life in our communities. We’ve also distributed millions of dollars in energy-efficiency incentives, such as our Sustainable Energy Program. We actively work with the community to make a difference in the lives of each individual.

Lincoln Electric System – Company Philosophy
Mission Statement

Lincoln Electric System is a progressive leader, partnering with the community to maximize energy value and quality of life in an environmentally responsible manner.

Vision Statement

Lincoln Electric System is striving to be the world’s best energy company!

Featured Company information has been derived from the Lincoln Electric System website.


High West Energy

High West Energy, Inc. operations are carried out under the policies established by the board of directors.

Each member of the board of directors is an active member of the cooperative and obtains electricity from the cooperative. Each board member is just as interested in the quality of service as you are.

You and other members determine who the directors will be. The directors are elected during the cooperative’s annual meeting which is held in November. Every year, at least two positions are open on the High West Energy board of directors. Every third year, three positions are open. Members are entitled to vote in person at the annual meeting for the director in their district. All cooperative members receive an annual cooperative report with voting instruction.

Your board of directors employs a CEO / general manager who is responsible for the day–to–day operations of the system. Because it would be impossible for one person to perform all duties necessary to provide electric service, the CEO / general manager employs the needed specialists.

High West Energy – Company Philosophy
Mission Statement

The mission of the High West companies is to serve our members and communities by providing safe, reliable and competitively priced energy and services.

Vision Statement

The vision of the High West companies is to be the trusted partner in the solutions we provide.


•   Hardworking   •   Innovation   •   Friendly   •   Integrity   •

Featured Company information has been provided by High West Energy website.


Grand Valley Power

Grand Valley Power logo
Grand Valley Power was formed in 1936 and is the first rural electric cooperative organized in Colorado. It was created by a small farming community in the lower Grand Valley who had been unable to secure electric service from existing electric utilities, either because of its unavailability or because of the high construction costs to the individual user.

Under the guidelines of the Rural Electrification Act (REA) of 1935, Grand Valley Power initially supplied service to 400 homes and farms in the lower valley some of whom were receiving electricity for the first time.

Today, Grand Valley Power is a utility of significant size making recognizable contributions to the economy of Mesa, Delta, and Garfield counties. In 1950, the company served 3,500 customers. In 2015, the company is serving over 17,000 customers and still growing.

Ward Electric Company has been a partner with Grand Valley Power for 12 years and has shared a great relationship with them.

Grand Valley Power – Mission Statement

•  We are committed to the safety of our workforce and the general public.

•  We strive to do the right thing, holding true to our values and principles.

•  We seek to find new and better ways to serve our members and communities.

•  We are dedicated to delivering value to all we serve.

Featured Company information has been provided by Grand Valley Power website.


San Isabel Electric Association

san isabel electric association
San Isabel Electric Association, Inc. is a rural electric cooperative, serving nearly 19,000 members and 24,000 meters in all or parts of seven counties in Southern Colorado.

Founded in 1938, San Isabel Electric Association, Inc., (SIEA) has a deep sense of community. The rural community neighbors in Southern Colorado were the Members and they were also the owners. Since the very beginning, they have been invested and committed to the success of the community and the SIEA which serves it.

Nearly 80 years later, SIEA serves 20,000 members over 4,600 miles of line. They are still owned, governed and operated by the members-owners who, even today, witness what a difference experience, integrity, reliability and a true commitment to exceptional service can make in powering their lives.

Ward Electric Company has been a partner with SIEA for 12 years but has shared a great relationship with them for over 20 years.

San Isabel Electric Association, Inc. – Mission Statement

The San Isabel Electric Association was formed to provide our Membership with electric power and other needed products and services which will improve their quality of life. We will provide excellent service and maintain the highest social and ethical standards as we evaluate and utilize new technologies and resources to meet the needs of our Membership.
We will perform our mission with dedication and integrity.

Featured Company information has been provided by San Isabel Electric Association website.


Niobrara Electric Association

Niobrara Electric Company
Niobrara Electric is a nonprofit, rural electric cooperative, which has been in business since 1941.

NEA serves the beautiful ranch and farm country of Niobrara County, parts of Weston, Goshen, Platte and Converse Counties in eastern Wyoming; Sioux County and part of Dawes County in western Nebraska; and part of Fall River County in South Dakota.

Niobrara Electric’s headquarters is located two miles west of the town of Lusk, Wyoming.

Niobrara Electric Association, Inc. – Mission Statement

The Niobrara Electric Association was organized under Wyoming statutes as a non-profit cooperative organization. As such, they recognize certain responsibilities to their members, employees, and the communities they serve.

They believe in equitable treatment for all members and they believe their members deserve the highest quality service. Their purpose, beyond this service to their members and communities, is to train their personnel so that each can fulfill his or her duty and provide professional service.

NEA believes that all elements should work together in such a way that reflects their desire to be an asset to their community, their state, and their nation.

Featured Company information has been provided by Niobrara Electric Association website.