CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Alliant Energy’s Iowa utility today successfully closed the sale transaction of its Minnesota electric distribution assets to the 12 member cooperatives of Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative (SMEC).
Effective July 31, SMEC member cooperatives are handling all aspects of electric service to 43,000 former Alliant Energy customers who have become member-owners of their local cooperatives as a result of the sale.
Affected customers have received a transition guide from Alliant Energy and a postcard stating the effective sale date and their new cooperative’s name and phone number. Customers have also received a welcome letter from their local cooperative.
We advise Minnesota customers:
- Watch your mail for the name and contact information of the cooperative that serves you.
- If you used Paperless Billing, watch your mail. Your final Alliant Energy bill will arrive in hard copy. It will not be sent electronically.
- Review any payment programs you were using, such as Budget Billing, Automatic Payment, or Paperless Billing. After your service transfers and you have received a new account number, set aside time to re-enroll with your new cooperative.
The 12 member cooperatives are:
|BENCO Electric Cooperative||benco.org||888-792-3626|
|Brown County Rural Electrical Association||browncountyrea.coop||800-658-2368|
|Federated Rural Electric||federatedrea.coop||800-321-3520|
|Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services||fmcs.coop||800-734-6421|
|Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative||mvec.net||952-492-2313|
|Nobles Cooperative Electric||noblesce.coop||800-776-0517|
|People’s Energy Cooperative||peoplesenergy.coop||800-214-2694|
|Redwood Electric Cooperative||redwoodelectric.com||888-251-5100|
|Sioux Valley Energy||siouxvalleyenergy.com||800-234-1960|
|South Central Electric Association||southcentralelectric.com||507-375-3164|
|Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric||swce.coop||800-526-3514|
|Tri-County Electric Cooperative.||tec.coop||800-432-2285|
More information about the sale is at alliantenergy.com/minnesota and smenergy.coop. To find out the name of the cooperative that serves you, refer to your mail or call 1-800-ALLIANT (800-255-4268).