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Incorporated on April 2, 1937, Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services (PPCS) is an electric cooperative built by the communities we serve to deliver reliable, sustainable, and affordable energy. And, because we answer to local members like you, rather than out-of-town shareholders, our electric cooperative has a unique understanding of our local needs. In fact, many of our leaders and employees live right here in the community.  

PPCS is a community-focused organization providing jobs, investing in the community, and giving back to the community through Pierce Pepin Cares, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, Operation Round-up, and Youth Leadership Conference, to name just a few.  

  • Co-op leaders are members of our local community. Our nine board members live here and are elected by co-op members like you. Board members serve three-year terms. Elections are held at our annual meeting each spring.  

  • We belong to the communities we serve. Since we are a cooperative, any excess revenue is shared back with members over time through capital credit retirements.  

  • We follow the same seven cooperative principles that all cooperative businesses follow.  

Though we are local and serve over 7,050 members in most of Pierce County and parts of Pepin, St. Croix, and Buffalo counties, we’re also part of something bigger. Across the country, electric cooperatives work together to restore power during major outages, develop new technologies, and build infrastructure that benefits us all.  

We’re always looking for new ways to help our members save energy, save money, and take advantage of the technology changing how we live and work.  In July 2021, we launched a broadband subsidiary, SwiftCurrent Connect, to bring high-speed fiber-optic internet to rural western Wisconsin.

The opportunity to create something new here while embracing traditional community values has never been greater. It’s a passion we share with you, our members, for making our community a place we’re all proud to call home.  

That’s the source of our energy at Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services.