Customer Service is at the center of everything we do. Northern Electric Cooperative is owned by the members we serve, which means our staff members and employees work for the consumers on the other end of the line every day.
As an electric cooperative, our goal isn't to make profits but to provide the most reliable electric service at the lowest possible cost. That means if we have more revenue than expected throughout the year that money is returned to consumers in the form of capital credits. It's one way to show members that they are not just a customer, but they are an owner.
Northern Electric offers several options to pay monthly bills including an online portal called SmartHub or through our automatic bill pay option.
And, if you need Internet service Northern Electric also offers that to consumers through our subsidiary Northern Wireless. The Northern Wireless network of towers and infrastructure brings high-speed broadband Internet to some of the most rural areas of South Dakota.
What some may call good customer service - at Northern Electric - we call it the 'cooperative difference.'