We're Committed To You!

Hear it from our members!

Our commitment to providing members a higher quality of life by offering safe, reliable power has been the goal of the cooperative since its inception in 1945. Throughout the years, our members have witnessed the co-op grow from the first distribution lines to nearly 80 substations spread throughout our service area. From the early days of lighting barns with kerosene lanterns, cutting blocks of ice for early refrigeration, and pumping water with hand-pump water wells, we're proud to offer a service that has changed the farms and ranches of western North Dakota forever. 

In this member-impact film, two families who received power in 1951 share their experiences of when electricity changed their way of life.


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Mission Statement

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- Mission Statement -

McKenzie Electric Cooperative is dedicated to improving the quality of life of its member owners, while supporting the communities in which we operate, by offering safe, reliable, and affordable electricity.

Vision Statement


- Vision Statement -

With a cooperative culture that is adaptable to change, and committed to our corporate values, McKenzie Electric strives to demonstrate the cooperative difference for its members and provide a better future for the families within our communities.

Corporate Values


- Corporate Values -

  • Commitment to Members: We exist to serve the membership and our responsibility is to provide the highest quality service at the lowest possible cost.

  • Safety:  We believe safety is of great importance to the operation and delivery of electric service to the membership.

  • Integrity: We are committed to being honest and respectful and endeavor to maintain a culture of trust.

  • Stewardship: We believe through fiscal responsibility, personal accountability and continuous improvement, we strive to maintain a sustainable cooperative for the membership of today and future generations.


McKenzie Electric Cooperative is a recipient of federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at: www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.