Upper Missouri Power Cooperative was organized in 1957 to serve the transmission needs of electric cooperatives in eastern Montana and western North Dakota. Today, Upper Missouri provides service to 11 distribution cooperatives, six in eastern Montana and five in western North Dakota, including alliance members Roughrider and Slope Electric Cooperatives.
Its 11 member-systems serve 74,834 meters to farms, ranches, homes and businesses in 37 counties, representing 54,762 square miles. The service area spans east to west from Hysham, Mont., to the Missouri River near Washburn, N.D., and from the Canadian border to the South Dakota/Montana borders; serving an area equal in size to the state of Iowa or the state of New York.
Upper Missouri is a cooperative, governed by a board of 11, represented by one trustee from each member-system.
On behalf of Roughrider and Slope Electric Cooperatives, Upper Missouri purchases power from Basin Electric Power Cooperative and Western Area Power Administration (Western).
For information visit http://www.uppermo.com/.