Our Mission: To create exceptional member experiences,
while safely providing reliable energy at cost.
Our Vision: To be a trusted energy partner loyal to the community
– now and for future generations.
- MVEC provides reliable electric service to 46,400+ 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 people in and 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 Carver, Le Sueur, and Scott 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 July 2015, MVEC acquired 3,500 customers from Alliant Energy’s southern Minnesota service area. In November 2022, MVEC and the city of Shakopee swapped customers for members, with the co-op gaining a net 537 new services.