MiEnergy Cooperative delivers electricity to approximately 18,800 consumer-members in rural homes, farms, and businesses in southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa. Cooperatives are known for provide exceptional service because of their business structure has them focus on service to member-consumers. If the cooperative has a "good" year, profits are return to the member-consumers that use the service, not to shareholders in other parts of the country.
Electric cooperatives were created in the mid-1930s to provide electric service to areas that investor-owned utilities said was not profitable. There are 800+ electric cooperatives in the United States.
Cooperatives are know for being innovative and committed to the local area they serve through participation and support of many events and programs.
MiEnergy is a progressive company. It was one of the first electric cooperatives in the nation to own and offer community solar to its consumer-members. It is a partial owner in Minnesota Three which is a large-scale solar project that sells power back to Dairyland Power Cooperative. It has ownership in Heartland Security, which provides security systems, video surveillance systems and medical alert monitoring in the area. Most recently, the cooperative joined forces with local telephone cooperatives Mabel Cooperative Telephone Company and Spring Grove Communications to provide broadband internet to rural areas with no or very limited internet options. It is now preparing for electric vehicles and has charging stations at both its offices.
Rushford, MN 55971