Members 1st Power Cooperative is a self-governing generation and transmission member of regional wholesale power provider Basin Electric Cooperative. Members 1st is a partnership between three distribution cooperatives: Fergus Electric (Lewistown, Mont.), Powder River Energy (northeast Wyoming), and Tongue River Electric (Ashland, Mont.) The cooperative was formed in 2016 with a five-member board of directors representing the interests of the three cooperatives.
By the Numbers:
Fergus Electric: 3,950 miles of line; 3,926 members; 6,498 meters
Tongue River: 2,884 miles of line; 2,630 members; 5,917 meters
PRECorp: 11,422 miles of line; 12,686 members, 34,317 meters