joint ventures


Heartland Security provides security systems, cameras, and medical alerts. Heartland Security is owned by 13 rural electric cooperatives in southern, western, and central Minnesota and northern Iowa. They currently protect over 8,000 customers. For more information, visit

MiEnergy joined with Mabel Cooperative Telephone and Spring Grove Communications to create MiBroadband in the summer of 2018. MiBroadband serves fixed wireless broadband to areas of southeastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa. For more information, visit

Minnesota Three, LLC

MiEnergy is an owner of Minnesota Three LLC, a commercial-scale solar project. The three owners (Freeborn Mower Cooperative Services, People’s Energy Cooperative and MiEnergy) sell the electricity generated to Dairyland Power Cooperative. The 517 kW system produces enough energy to power about 6o homes. Minnesota Three came online in the summer of 2014.

MiEnergy’s predecessors Hawkeye REC and Tri-County Electric Cooperative were two of four electric cooperatives (Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative and Heartland Power Cooperative) that formed this LLC over a decade ago to save money on purchases of utility equipment and to gain expertise in specialized services like engineering, safety compliance and vegetation management.

MiEnergy was one of 12 electric cooperative that banded together to form the Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative, which purchased the Minnesota electric distribution assets of Alliant Energy in the summer of 2015. This is the first time in electric co-op history that a group of cooperatives worked together to buy out the territory of another electric utility.

STAR Energy Services, LLC was formed in 1997 by three electric cooperatives (Agralite Electric Cooperative, Runestone Electric Association and Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative) and has since been joined by five more (Meeker Cooperative Light & Power Association, Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative, Hawkeye REC and Heartland Power Cooperative). 

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The Touchstone Energy Cooperatives brand represents a nationwide alliance made of more than 750 local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives in 46 states. Touchstone Energy co-ops collectively deliver power and energy solutions to more than 30 million members every day. Electric cooperatives distribute power for 75 percent of the U.S. land mass over 2.4 million miles of power lines. Electric cooperatives were established to provide electricity to rural America, and now make up the largest electric utility network in the nation. Touchstone Energy is the national brand identity for that network.

MiEnergy is part of a group of 72 electric co-ops that created a regional electric vehicle (EV) charging network across Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Alabama and Minnesota called CHARGE EV, LLC. The network includes over 30 Level 2 and Level 3 charging stations.

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