Central Power Electric Cooperative is a wholesale power supply and transmission cooperative organized in 1949 to generate power for its member rural electric distribution cooperatives.
Central Power today continues to supply the bulk power needs of its members through a backbone system of transmission and subtransmission facilities. The six member cooperatives that make up Central Power combine to serve over 67,363 farms, homes and businesses located in a service area of 25 counties across the central and southeastern third of North Dakota.
Central Power's facilities required to serve the members include 174 delivery points, 25 wholly owned and 9 jointly owned high-voltage transmission stations, and 1,452 miles of transmission line interconnected with the Western Area Power Administration, Basin Electric Power Cooperative, and three investor-owned utilities. In all, Central Power has a $335.8 million investment in utility plant.
Central Power Electric Cooperative, Inc. exists to assist its member systems in becoming the electric suppliers of choice.
To accomplish our mission, we will:
- Provide safe, reliable, and economical electric power supply.
- Serve as a unifying force among our membership.
- Perform those functions that can most efficiently be provided as a united effort as requested by our member-systems.
In carrying out its mission, Central Power will adhere to the ideals of consumer ownership and cooperative principles, where the member-consumer is placed first in determining policies, procedures and practices.