Welcome to the Co-op!

We are excited to welcome you as an owner of Northern Electric Cooperative! That's right, as a not-for-profit cooperative you are an owner - not a customer.


You are a member-owner of Northern Electric Cooperative. 

So, what does it mean to be a member of the co-op?

Two of the biggest benefits of being a co-op owner:

  • You have a voice and a vote.
  • You own a share of the cooperative.

Learn more below:

Vote for Your Representative

Board of Directors

As a member-owner you have the right to vote during the co-op's annual meeting for a director to represent you on the co-op's board of directors. 

Your Share of the Cooperative

Capital Credits

As a not-for-profit organization any extra money - or margins - will be allocated back to you every year. These are also called capital credits and are your share of the co-op. 

The Basics

Being a co-op member is exciting but there are also some basic questions you might have about how to pay your bill or even how to read your bill. Here are some helpful links to get you started.

Pay Your Way

Paying Your Bill

Northern Electric Cooperative offers several convenient ways to pay your bill every month. All bills are due on the 21st of the month.

Learn About Your Co-op

Stay Informed

Northern Electric offers several educational opportunities for members so you can stay informed about the operations of the co-op. From our monthly Cooperative Connections magazine to our annual VIP Tour of the co-op's generation resources, keeping our members informed is an important part of the co-op culture.

Reading Your Bill

How to Read Your Bill

Your monthly bill is filled with all kinds of information about your electric account. So, what does it all mean? 

Sign Up for SmartHub


SmartHub is an online account management tool offered by Northern Electric Cooperative. Members who sign up for SmartHub can pay their bills online, schedule recurring payments, track daily and monthly electric use, and update account information. SmartHub can also be downloaded as an app on any smart device.

Save At Local Businesses

Co-op Connections Card

Another benefit of being a co-op member is the Co-op Connections Card which can help you save money at local participating businesses. All Northern Electric Cooperative members can request a card and take advantage of discounts at local stores and restaurants just by showing the card. Request a card by calling the Northern Electric office at 605-225-0310.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Nondiscrimination Statement

Northern Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Read the co-op's entire nondiscrimination statement by clicking the button below.