About Members 1st Power Cooperative
Members 1st Power Cooperative is a self-governing generation and transmission member of regional wholesale power provider Basin Electric Cooperative. Members 1st is a partnership between three distribution cooperatives: Fergus Electric (Lewistown, Mont.), Powder River Energy (northeast Wyoming), and Tongue River Electric (Ashland, Mont.) The cooperative was formed in 2016 with a five-member board of directors representing the interests of the three cooperatives.
The Cooperative Spirit
From booming suburbs to rural farming communities, America’s electric cooperatives are energy providers and engines of economic growth for 42 million Americans.
Electric co-ops are built by, and belong to, the communities they serve. As we innovate to meet tomorrow’s energy needs, that focus on people instead of profits will lead to stronger rural communities.
Electric co-ops keep the lights on at a cost that their member-consumers can afford. Members 1st Power Cooperative leverages its member systems to control costs and provide affordable and reliable wholesale power to is members.