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Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric

2411 W. Bridge Street • P.O. Box 485 • Owatonna, MN 55060
United States
(P) 507-451-7340  (P) 507-451-7340  (F) 507-446-4242

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Company Description:

Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric was formed on October 10, 1936, when Waseca Cooperative Electric and Steele County Cooperative Electric were merged into one organization with a combined membership of 860.

Since its beginning, the cooperative has grown steadily to its present membership of more than 8,000. A growing membership and increased loads created the need for power, lines and facilities. Today, SWCE has more than 1,900 miles of line and 16 substations for its 900-square-mile service territory.


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