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Affiliates/ Partners

As an Energy Cooperative, we know that there are many contributors to the success here at MEC. Here are links to other parts of our cooperative team. 


Basin Electric

Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric) is one of the largest electric generation and transmission (G&T) cooperatives in the United States. Basin is the parent company of eight subsidiaries.




The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC) is the trade association for the state's 16 distribution co-ops and five generation and transmission co-ops in North Dakota.




NRECA is the national service organization for more than 900 not-for-profit rural electric cooperatives and public power districts providing retail electric service to more than 42 million consumers in 47 states and whose retail sales account for approximately 12 percent of total electricity sales in the United States.



North Dakota Living

North Dakota Living is the voice of Touchstone Energy Cooperatives in our state. Through North Dakota Living, our cooperatives sustain positive relationships with their members, publishing local co-op information just for them. The magazine is published by the North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives on behalf of its member distribution cooperatives and member generation and transmission cooperatives.



Together We Save

Are you interested in ways to save on your energy bill each month? Check out, For the Latest Tips, Tricks and Advice for lowering your heating, cooling and lighting usage.


Whether you call 8-1-1 or use ITIC to file your locate requests, North Dakota One Call makes sure you're able to navigate the one-call process as easy as possible.  Whether you are a professional contractor working on a project, or novice homeowner just installing a fence - Contact us EVERY TIME YOU DIG to ensure no underground lines are damaged. It's Free, It's Easy and It's the Law. Dig Safe!


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