At Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services (PPCS) our mission is to provide reliable energy services and be responsive to our communities. Our vision is to provide our members and customers with the greatest possible value in products and services.
PPCS is an energy services cooperative located in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, offering electric utility and appliance products and services to homes and businesses. Although our electric service territory is currently restricted to most of Pierce County and parts of Pepin, St. Croix and Buffalo counties, our service area for appliance sales and service is much more flexible. PPCS also offers propane products and services through its subsidiary, Pierce Pepin Propane Services. With a commitment to excellence, innovation and integrity, PPCS is dedicated to helping its communities Live Better.®
Pierce Pepin is a member of Dairyland Power Cooperative(DPC), a Generation & Transmission (G&T) cooperative based in La Crosse, Wis., from whom we purchase our power.
Pierce-Pepin Electric Cooperative is Formed
On April 2, 1937, the Pierce-Pepin Electric Cooperative was formed. With a loan through the Rural Electrification Act (REA) for about $330,000, construction began in September 1937 for 318 miles of line that would serve 932 farms. The original lines were designed as two major sections, the southern and northern routes. On June 13, 1938, the southern section was energized and the northern section was energized on July 4, 1938.
Pictured below are directors who pioneered the organization and incorporation (April 2, 1937) of the Pierce-Pepin Electric Cooperative, bringing rural electrification to Pierce, Pepin and St. Croix counties.
Top row: William Butel, El Paso; Paul Johnson, Trimbelle; Nicoli Johnson, River Falls; Manley Olson,
Martell; Alman VanderBerg, Prescott; and George Andrews, Bay City. Seated: Manager A. M. Anderson,
Ellsworth; Vice President Roland Johonson, Pepin; President Sidney Peterson, Hager City;
Secretary-Treasurer Walter Leonard, Ellsworth; and Xavier Dettling, Pepin
Xavier Dettling served as a director on the board of the originally organized Pierce County Rural Electric Cooperative (April 28, 1936). He was replaced by Roland Johnson upon the reorganization and incorporation of the Pierce-Pepin Electric Cooperative.
Pierce Pepin Diversifies -
Changes Name to Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services
As Pierce Pepin has grown, so has our commitment to our members and surrounding communities. As our members' needs changed, we diversified and expanded our product/service offerings to complement and enhance our electric business. Since we were no longer just an electric cooperative, with approval by the membership in March 1999, our name was changed to Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services. The change was officially implemented in September 1999.
Pierce Pepin Today
Pierce Pepin serves over 6,550 electric members throughout most of Pierce County and portions of Pepin, St. Croix and Buffalo counties. Our business is about a commitment to service, not making huge profits. Whether we are providing electric or appliance products and services, or propane services through our subsidiary, Pierce Pepin Propane Services, our focus is to build relationships by helping those we serve Live Better.®