OUR Mission

Crow Wing Power exists to provide services and
products valued by its members, customers and communities.


Crow Wing Power’s core business is delivering and maintaining reliable electricity at the lowest possible cost. Cooperative members are the owners of the organization and any profits over and above operating margins are returned to members in the form of capital credits.  

Our main office is located in Brainerd, MN and we have service outposts for linemen in Pierz and Swanburg east of Pine River. 

Crow Wing Power (officially named Crow Wing Cooperative Power and Light Company) was formed on January 28, 1937, thanks to the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) by Franklin D. Roosevelt. On March 24, 1938, power to the first 140 Crow Wing Power members was turned on for the first time.

Since that time, Crow Wing Power has delivered reliable electricity to cooperative members’ homes, cabins, farms and businesses throughout Cass, Crow Wing, and Morrison Counties surrounding the beautiful Brainerd Lakes Area in central Minnesota.   

As a cooperative, Crow Wing Power is owned by its members and governed by an elected board of directors. Members receive friendly service from local employees who care about them and communities we live in, and members receive a share of the revenue over and above the cost of doing business in the form of capital credit refunds. That's because Crow Wing Power is accountable to our members, not stakeholders. With the cooperative philosophy, rates cover the cost of doing business and are not marked up to generate profit. We're also proud to be part of a group of over 730 electric Touchstone Energy cooperatives throughout the nation.

Crow Wing Power is proud to offer quality products and service, while helping members manage their bills with energy efficiency programs.

We are eager to help find solutions that balance environmental concerns while keeping the lights on and electric bills affordable. Since our beginning in 1937, it remains our commitment to improve life in local communities.
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Headquarters: Brainerd, MN
Year Founded: 1937
Number of Employees: 111
Number of Member-Elected Directors: 9
Number of Electric Accounts: 46,570
Total Miles of Line: 5,607
Miles of Overhead Line: 2,556
Miles of Underground Line: 3,051
Members Per Mile: 8.35
Number of Member-Owned Renewable Energy Interconnections: 116
Wholesale Power Provider: Great River Energy, Basin Electric Company