Company Profile

Stearns Electric Association is a member-owned electric cooperative. Since 1937, Stearns Electric Association has provided electricity and related products and services to Central Minnesota. 


Today, Stearns Electric Association serves nearly 25,000 members in six Central Minnesota counties including Stearns, Todd, Morrison, Kandiyohi, Pope and Douglas.


Quick Facts

Year Founded: 1937
Headquarters: Melrose, MN
Branch Office: St. Joseph, MN
Number of Employees: 60
Service Area: 2,000+ square miles
Number of Active Services: 25,004
Number of Substations: 32
Miles of Line: 4,009 (1,353 underground, 2,656 overhead)
Average Number of Members per Mile:
kWhs sold Annually:
Capital Credits returned to members: Over $25 million
Wholesale Power Providers: Great River Energy and Western Area Power Administration


A Touchstone Energy Cooperative

As a Touchstone Energy® Cooperative we provide high standards of service according to the seven cooperative principles and are guided by their four core values: integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.


The Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives brand represents a nationwide alliance made of more than 700 local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives in 46 states. Touchstone Energy® cooperatives 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.


We are proud to be Your Touchstone Energy® Cooperative!