How We Got Started
People's Energy Cooperative was founded in 1936 thanks to a small group of people who organized a rural electric cooperative for Olmsted County. The incorporators, Harold Caulfield, Byron; Herbert C. Blumentrit, Chester; R.E. Richardson, Eyota; Louis Hammel, Eyota; and A.H. Johnson, Viola; named it People's Cooperative Power Association of Olmsted County.
When the Cooperative started offering services beyond electrical service, it was therefore decided to change the name to People's Cooperative Services. Now, as a major energy provider, we felt it was important to include the word "energy" in our name to reflect our core business. While our legal name will remain, People's Cooperative Services, we do business as People's Energy Cooperative.
Corporate Profile & Annual Report
Click on the image to the left to access our Corporate Profile for key information about the Cooperative. For more detailed information, click on the image on the right to access our 2017 Annual Report.