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East Central Energy

April 25, 2019

Category: Utilities, Cambridge


ECE is a member-owned electric cooperative. Formed in 1936, we currently provide electric service for more than 57,000 homes, farms, and businesses in east central Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.

Our mission:
"To enhance the quality of life and provide premier service"

Our values:
Commitment to community

Quick Facts
Employees: 161
Number of members served: 57,834
Miles of line: 8,210
Number of counties served: 14
Average members per mile: 7.04
kWhs sold: 915,411,719
Electric revenues: $104,309,008
Main Office and Operations Center: Braham, MN

Touchstone Energy Cooperative
As a Touchstone Energy® Cooperative, we are a part of a national alliance of over 700 cooperatives in 46 states. We are one of 28 electric distribution cooperatives who own and depend on Great River Energy (GRE), based in Maple Grove, MN, for power. GRE generates electricity and transmits it from power plants to ECE substations for distribution through our local lines to you.

Internet and cable services, oil and propane
ECE also is part owner of Milaca Local Link, which provides high-speed Internet, telecommunications and cable television service to more than 900 customers in the Milaca, MN area. In addition, we own Como Oil and Propane, which provides propane and heating oil to thousands of customers in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.

Our main location
ECE's main office and Operations Center are located in Braham, MN, with service and/or Operations Centers at Milaca, MN, Finlayson, MN, Superior, WI, Wahkon, MN, and North Branch, MN.