member driven.
community focused.
energy smart.


  • Cooperative Profile

    Stearns Electric Association is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative founded by local farmers in 1937 with the help of the Rural Electrification Administration.

  • Cooperative Advantage

    As an electric cooperatives, our service is to provide electricity, but our purpose is to support and empower the community.

  • Board and Bylaws

    Stearns Electric is a democratically-controlled business, meaning the Cooperative is governed by local people, just like you and elected by you.

  • Wholesale Power

    Stearns Electric Association purchases and distributes power from its wholesale suppliers, Great River Energy and the Western Area Power Administration.

  • Member Engagement Group

    Each summer Stearns Electric Association seeks member-consumers to serve on the Cooperative’s Member Engagement Group.

  • Careers

    Come join our team! Stearns Electric Association will accept applications and resumes for those positions that are open and available to external candidates.

  • Contact Us

    Call either of our offices or get directions to us!

  • Home Energy Tip

    When cooking on the oven range, use pot lids to help food cook faster.

  • Home Energy Tip

    Drain 1-2 gallons from bottom of water heater each year to reduce sediment build up.