More About MVEC
- MVEC provides reliable electric service to 42,000+ members across a 968-square-mile service area, encompassing nine counties: Blue Earth, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Le Sueur, Rice, Scott, Sibley, and Waseca.
- In the 1930s, only the most affluent farmers and those near towns could get “the electric.” The majority of rural people worked and lived without power and light. President Franklin D. Roosevelt helped bring electricity to rural areas as part of his New Deal legislation.
- On March 6, 1937, three electric organizations from Scott, Carver and Le Sueur counties – that did not have the support to make it on their own – were incorporated as The Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative.
- Through the years, the cooperative has continued to grow, thanks to its location in one of the fastest-growing areas of Minnesota. Scott County, where MVEC is headquartered, has experienced a 45 percent in growth since the year 2000.
- In a historic event, MVEC acquired 3,500 customers from Alliant Energy’s southern Minnesota service area on July 31, 2015.