“Every RESCO member-owner has the same equal say as every other member, resulting in fair, direct representation.”

  • Bruce Tegtmeier
  • Director
  • Norris Public Power District

About Us

Rural Electric Supply Cooperative (RESCO) is a member-owned not-for-profit electrical wholesaling business. Our members and customers are rural electric cooperatives, public power districts, municipal electric utilities and investor-owned utilities in the upper Midwest extending from Michigan to Montana. We assist our members and other customers with the procurement of their distribution and transmission electrical material supply needs at very competitive prices due to our not-for-profit business model.

First incorporated in 1936 as Wisconsin Electric Cooperative (WEC), we became Rural Electric Supply Cooperative (RESCO) in 1972 to reflect an expansion into multiple states and our more active role as an electrical distributor.

Today, RESCO is one of the largest full-line distributors of high voltage electrical products in the Midwest, supplying power cable, transformers, utility pole hardware and all other material our utility customers need to operate. Our seven fully stocked, strategically located warehouses exceed 125,000 square feet of inventory storage space and can ship products 24/7, promptly responding to any emergency.

Electric Utility Supply Company (EUSCO) is a wholly owned division of RESCO serving as a manufacturers’ representative for quality manufacturers to the electric utility industry. EUSCO personnel are experienced degreed engineers specializing in the sales of high-tech products to electric utilities in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Iowa, and Nebraska. EUSCO started in 1981 and was acquired by RESCO in September 1999. EUSCO Customer support is provided before, during, and after the sale. Focused product areas include: automated metering systems, SCADA, power transformers and testing equipment.

RESCO’s Board of Directors

Iowa

Dave Keninger
Director, Franklin Rural Electric Cooperative

Bill McKim
CEO, Midland Power Cooperative

Michigan

Allan Berg
Director, Presque Isle Electric & Gas Cooperative

Robert Hance – Vice Chairman
President/CEO, Midwest Energy Cooperative

Minnesota

Dale Jans – Secretary/Treasurer
Director, Wright Hennepin Cooperative

Tim Thompson
CEO, Lake Region Cooperative

Montana

Kris Ingenthron
General Manager, Marias River Electric Cooperative

Colin Gartner
Director, Lower Yellowstone Rural Electric Cooperative

Nebraska

Phil Burke
CEO/GM, Polk County Rural Public Power District

Bruce Tegtmeier
Director, Norris Public Power District

North Dakota

Don Franklund
Co-CEO, Innovative Energy Alliance Cooperative

Kim Rasmussen
Director, Dakota Valley Electric Cooperative

South Dakota

Matt Hotzler – Chairman
General Manager, H-D Electric Cooperative

Gary Kluthe
Director, Black Hills Electric Cooperative

Wisconsin

Roger Wiff
Director, Pierce-Pepin Cooperative Services

Byron Nolde
CEO, Oconto Electric Cooperative