Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) is Iowa’s largest cooperative energy provider serving 13 rural electric cooperatives and associations spanning 58 of Iowa’s 99 counties. CIPCOs’ members serve a population of nearly 320,000 rural and urban residents and approximately 12,000 commercial and industrial accounts. CIPCO is a generation and transmission cooperative supplying power to its member distribution cooperatives covering a territory which stretches 300 miles diagonally across the state from the Mississippi River on the east to Shenandoah in the southwest.
An electric cooperative is a consumer-owned utility established to provide electric service to rural America where each customer is a member owner with special rights. Membership status is given to the 13 cooperatives and a representative from each is elected to the CIPCO board of directors which serves as the governing body. The board of directors in turn selects a Chief Executive Officer who is responsible for the staffing and day-to-day operations of CIPCO.
CIPCO supplies all power requirements for its member cooperatives, and as their power provider, CIPCO is dedicated to delivering quality, safe, and reliable service at the lowest possible cost.
CIPCO locations include Cedar Rapids, Creston, Des Moines, Montpelier, and Wilton employing approximately 130 people.
Central Iowa Power Cooperative • P.O. Box 2517 Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2517
Phone: (319) 366-8011 Fax:(319) 366-8626 • Contact Us