Basin Electric Power Cooperative (BEPC): located in Bismarck, ND. BEPC is one of the largest not-for-profit electric generation and transmission (G&T) cooperatives in the U. S. It is the parent company of eight subsidiaries as well. BEPC is owned by 135 member cooperatives, serving 2.8 million homes, businesses and farms in nine states: North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Montana and New Mexico. It was incorporated in 1961 and operates 4,400+ megawatts (MW) of wholesale electric generating capacity. MVEC became a member-cooperative in 2006.
Great River Energy (GRE): located in Maple Grove, MN. GRE is a not-for-profit generation and transmission electric cooperative owned by 28 member cooperatives. Member cooperatives are located in the outer-ring suburbs of the Twin Cities up to the Arrowhead of Minnesota and down to the farmland region in the southwestern portion of the state. The member cooperatives of GRE distribute electricity to approximately 645,000 homes, businesses and farms. It is the second largest electric power supplier in Minnesota and one of the largest G&T cooperatives in the country. GRE’s power plants produce more than 2,800 MW of generation. MVEC has been a member since GRE’s inception in 1999.
Interstate Power and Light Company (IP&L): located in Cedar Rapids, IA. IP&L generates and distributes electricity as a public utility company. Former Alliant Energy customers, who were acquired by MVEC on July 31, 2015, receive power from IP&L. It was founded in 1925 and is a subsidiary of Alliant Energy Corporation. They provide service to more than 528,000 customers.