Founded in 1937 and headquartered in Fargo, ND, Cass County Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned electric distribution system serving more than 54,000 services in a 10-county area in southeastern North Dakota. Cass County Electric Cooperative has five service centers in Fargo, Kindred, Valley City, Lisbon, and Arthur, North Dakota.
Cooperatives like Cass County Electric are not-for-profit businesses that operate for the benefit of their members. If you pay your electric bill to us each month, YOU are a member. In fact, after a period of time, we give money back to you in the form of capital credits. and guess what—that makes you a member-owner.
As a member of a cooperative, you are more than just a customer. But as an investor, owner, and member of this cooperative, you have a say in what we do. CCEC is governed by a board of directors—they're all members who ran for a position and were elected by other members. As a member, you can vote each year for our directors. You can skip voting altogether and run for a position on the board if you want.
Cass County Electric Cooperative is a member of Touchstone Energy®. Touchstone Energy® is a national network of electric cooperatives across 46 states that provides resources and leverages partnerships to help member cooperatives and their employees better engage and serve their members.
Community-friendly values mixed with the cooperatives business model are what make electric co-ops strong. As a not-for-profit entity, members know they can trust their electric co-op, because it was created to deliver on the promise of providing safe, reliable, and affordable electricity to member-owners—not to generate money for shareholders.