North Itasca Electric Co-operative, Inc

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Scheduled Power Outage

Wednesday, August 12
beginning at 5 a.m. approx 6 hours

Great River Energy has scheduled a power outage for the Wirt and Evensen substations to complete the installation of new switchgear and to perform much needed maintenance.

This power outage is expected to last approximately 6 hours in duration.

Areas affected will be the City of Squaw Lake, County Road 13, Alvwood Township, County Road 29, County Road 14, City of Wirt, Little Sand Lake, Whitefish Lake Road, East Sioux City Road, County Road 4 east of Squaw Lake for 10 miles, Dixon Lake, Dora Lake and Dunbar Lake.

"Restoring Power" video now available HERE


Community Award

Do you know an organization that has made outstanding contributions to the local community? North Itasca Electric is seeking applications for the Touchstone Energy Community Award, which recognizes businesses, nonprofit and community groups that have shown a strong commitment to the community. Any organization that has helped in servicing North Itasca Electric's service territory making it a better place to live and work is eligible for a $500.00 cash award.
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Attention Members, we have just been made aware of a scam where a member receives a call from someone pretending to be from North Itasca Electric. This caller tells the member that their electric service will be disconnected in an hour for non-payment unless the member purchases a prepaid debit/credit card and return the scammers call with the prepaid card information.

If you receive one of these calls, please notify your local law enforcement and notify us as well.

If you are ever in doubt of your account status, please call us at 218-743-3131 or toll free 1-800-762-4048.

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Co-op Information

  • Total Members: 5316
  • Wholesale Power Source: Great River Energy
  • Employees: 19
  • Date Organized: 1940
  • Miles of line overhead: 875
  • Miles of line underground: 396
  • Total plant investment: $19 million
  • Counties served: Beltrami, Itasca, Koochiching
  • Minnesota Legislative Districts: 3A, 3B, 4A

Call Gopher State One

Before you dig, call Gopher State at 1-800-252-1166. They will contact all area utilities to determine the locations of utility owned underground cables, lines and pipes. Keep in mind that only utility owned lines will be marked, so customers need to be cautious of any customer owned underground electric or gas lines that may be located between their meter pole and house.

Mission Statement

Delivering value to our members and communities by providing safe, reliable and progressive energy and other services.

Improved Online Billing Page as of 3/4/15

If you would like to view and/or pay your bill online, press the link above. You will be brought to a new login page. You must register and create a new user name and password, even if you have logged onto the site in the past.

301 Main Ave - Bigfork, MN 56628 - 218-743-3131 - Fax: 218-743-3644