North Itasca Electric Co-operative, Inc

Online Payments

Member Warning:

There is an on-line bill pay website that appears to be affiliated with NIECI, but it is not. is third-party website that allows people to pay their electric bills via their site. However, may charge the member extra fees, and NIECI cannot control when we will receive the member payments from, possibly resulting in a late payment from the member or even disconnection due to non-payment. To make sure you're paying NIECI directly, visit this website, for our direct link to the online bill payment portal,

You will need your account number to log in and register your account. Your billing history and auto pay set-up is available 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

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

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.

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