North Itasca Electric Co-operative, Inc

SCAM ALERT for our members

It has been reported to us that some of our members are receiving phone calls from other power providers attempting to collect money from them on their bill for North Itasca Electric. If you receive this type of phone call hang up and call our office immediately and we will advise you from there.

Pay Online

To pay your bill online, press HERE.

Quick Pay

This is a one-time pay option. You will need your account number for access.

Quick Pay

Pay by Phone

Please call 877-885-7968. You will need your account number for access. This is available 24/7.

If you need assistance, there are customer service representatives available 7 am to 7 pm weekdays and 8 am to 5 pm on weekends and holidays.

You will not be able to enroll in autopay through this option.


Mission Statement

Delivering value to our members and communities by providing safe, reliable and progressive energy and other services.

Local Democracy

During the 2017 Legislative Session, the Minnesota Legislature passed, and the Governor signed, a provision that reduces duplicative regulation on your electric cooperative. This piece of legislation, Local Democracy, returns some balance to the regulatory process, ensuring decisions that impact member-owners of rural electric cooperatives are made locally by your elected board of directors.

Legislative Updates

Call Gopher State One

Before you dig, call Gopher State at 1-800-252-1166. They will contact all area utilities to determine the locations of utility owned underground cables, lines and pipes. Keep in mind that only utility owned lines will be marked, so customers need to be cautious of any customer owned underground electric or gas lines that may be located between their meter pole and house.

Notice: Office Closed

With the utmost concern for our communities, Member-Owners, directors, and employees we are limiting access to North Itasca Electric Cooperative, Inc. due to the current COVID-19 situation. NIECI is an essential service to our Member-Owners and we are following CDC advisement.

NIECI will continue to serve our Member-Owners. Crews are still working. Office professionals are still available through phone, and email (

We have several convenient payment options:
-Phone 877-885-7968
-Online on this page
-Mobile Phone App (search North Itasca Electric)
-Mail or drop box at our Bigfork Office

I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Safety remains our top priority at North Itasca Electric Cooperative, Inc. As the situation changes, we will update you through our Facebook Account, Watts News, and other media available. Stay safe during these unprecedented times,

Brad Dolinski

Co-op Information

  • Total Members: 5323
  • Wholesale Power Source: Great River Energy
  • Employees: 17
  • Date Organized: 1940
  • Miles of line overhead: 770
  • Miles of line underground: 581
  • Total plant investment: $31 million
  • Counties served: Beltrami, Itasca, Koochiching
  • Minnesota Legislative Districts: 2A, 3A, 5A, 5B, 6A

301 Main Ave - Bigfork, MN 56628 - 218-743-3131 - Fax: 218-743-3644