Northern Plains Electric Cooperative recently teamed up with CoBank and Basin Electric Power Cooperative to donate $30,000 to nonprofit organizations that contribute to the communities that Northern Plains Electric serves.

At its July board meeting, Northern Plains Electric board of directors approved a donation of $10,000 to be split among four nonprofit organizations in their service area. The Pettibone Rural Fire Department, Fessenden Fire Protection District, Woodworth Fire Department and Little Bobcats Daycare in Maddock were awarded $2,500 each.

By teaming up with CoBank and Basin Electric Power, Northern Plains helped the non-profits receive matching donations resulting in a total of $7,500 for each organization.

Co-Bank, a cooperative leading institution headquartered in Denver, makes these funds available through their Sharing Success matching grant program. The program was designed to celebrate the vital role that cooperatives play in individual communities across the county.

Basin Electric Power Cooperative is a wholesale electric generation and transmission cooperative headquartered in Bismarck that provides electricity to electric cooperatives in nine states, including Northern Plains Electric.

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Northern Plains Electric Cooperative said it appreciates having partners like CoBank and Basin Electric Power Cooperative that contribute to the communities they serve.