About Central Power
Central Power Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a wholesale electrical generation and transmission cooperative, G&T, organized in 1949 to generate power for its member rural electric distribution cooperatives.
Central Power today, as a Preference Customer of the Western Area Power Administration and as a Class A member of Basin Electric Power Cooperative, continues to supply the bulk power needs of its members through its backbone system of transmission and subtransmission facilities. The six member cooperative owners of Central Power combine to serve more than 56,500 farms, homes and businesses located in a service area of all or parts of 25 counties across the central and southeastern portion of North Dakota.
Central Power's facilities required to serve the members include 125 distribution substations, 22 wholly owned and 6 jointly owned high-voltage transmission stations and 1,100 + miles of transmission line interconnected with the Western Area Power Administration, Basin Electric Cooperative, and three investor owned utilities. In all, Central Power has a $150 million investment in total 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:
In accomplishing 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.
"Putting Value on the Line"
Copyright 2004 Central Power Electric Cooperative, Inc