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Happy 75th Anniversary Polk-Burnett
This year marks the 75th anniversary of Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative. The company was established by member-owners in 1938. Today, the co-op delivers reliable electricity to 20,000 rural families, farms and businesses.
“The rural electric co-op was built by local members with lines, poles and the notion that we all prosper by helping one another,” says general manager Bill Schmidt. “Today, the cooperative spirit continues and Polk-Burnett maintains a proud tradition of service and value.”
Polk-Burnett maintains 3,000 miles of power lines across 2,000 square miles in northwestern Wisconsin. The company does not own or operate power plants; electricity is generated by Dairyland Power Cooperative, with 88 percent of electricity generated from coal and 12 percent from renewable sources. The company’s subsidiary, Polk-Burnett Propane provides liquid petroleum services to 4,000 local customers.
Polk-Burnett is locally owned by members and governed by an elected board of directors. As a not-for-profit co-op, rates cover the cost of doing business and are not marked up to generate profit. Margins above and beyond the cost of doing business are returned to co-op members as capital credits.
“I invite you to learn more about Polk-Burnett and the benefits of cooperative membership,” says Schmidt. “We look forward to serving our local community for another 75 years and beyond.”
Visit PolkBurnett.com or call 1-800-421-0283 to learn more about co-op membership, electric services and propane services.