Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative is a rural electric system in central Minnesota that is owned and controlled by the people to whom it supplies service. It is a non-profit, taxpaying, privately-owned, locally-managed utility. It is people working cooperatively to fulfill a common need.
Todd-Wadena was organized in 1940. It now serves about 8,500 members with about 2,200 miles of line. Todd-Wadena's service territory includes a majority of the rural areas of Todd and Wadena counties along with portions of Becker, Cass, Douglas, Hubbard, Ottertail and Morrison counties.
The cooperative employs 26 full-time and 2 part-time employees. Total assets at the end of 2011 were about $40 million. Power suppliers are Great River Energy (85%) and Western Area Power Administration (15%)
Todd-Wadena is governed by an eight-member board of directors, elected by the membership at the Annual Meeting. Directors serve three-year terms. Typically, the Nominating Committee seeks candidates for director elections in January. Members interested in running for a position on the board may contact the cooperative office for details at 631-3120 or 800-321-8932.