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About Us

Beltrami Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative located in Bemidji, Minn. Established in 1940, Beltrami Electric provides power to almost 17,000 member-owners within a 3,000 square mile service area located in the beautiful lakes region of north-central Minnesota.

Beltrami Electric has 64 employees who are dedicated to the safe, reliable delivery of low-cost energy and quality service to the cooperative membership.

Mission, Vision and Values of Beltrami Electric Cooperative

Beltrami Electric Cooperative by the Numbers (year-end 2012)

  • Members: 16,933
  • Main meters: 20,297
  • Miles of line: 3,409
  • Customers/mile: 5.95
  • Service area (sq. mi.): 3,000
  • Substations: 24
  • Employees (FTE): 64
  • Revenue: $44.5 million
  • Plant: $123.8 million
  • Kwh sales: 422.3 million
  • Peak (non-coincidental)
    • Winter: 114,290 kw
    • Summer: 74,068 kw
  • Average revenue/kwh
    • Total: 10.54 cents
    • Residential: 11.51 cents
  • Revenue without power costs: 3.09 cents
  • Power cost/kwh sold: 6.92 cents
  • Average monthly bill
    • All: $166.80
    • Residential: $143.96
  • Taxes paid
    • Real estate/personal property: $276,440
    • Sales tax: $1,939,152
    • Payroll (employer/employee)
      • Federal: $1,210,396
      • State: $250,876
  • Margins returned through 2012: $17,091,846

Executive Message

Board of Directors

Management Staff

Service Area

Career Opportunities

Beltrami Electric Headquarters (Map)

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