About MiEnergy

MiEnergy Cooperative was formed in 2017 from the merger of Hawkeye REC and Tri-County Electric Cooperative.

Hawkeye REC was founded in 1936 and since then the membership has covered a range of home, farm, business and commercial consumers in Chickasaw, Howard and Winneshiek counties in Iowa. Before the merger with Tri-County Electric Cooperative, HREC had about 6,700 electrical services.

Tri-County Electric Cooperative was founded in 1936 when power was not available to rural residents. Local citizens banded together to build lines going out to their homes and farms. For 80 years, TEC served three counties in Minnesota including Winona, Houston and Fillmore and parts of Olmsted and Mower counties and also served portions of Howard, Winneshiek and Allamakee counties in Iowa. Before the merger with Hawkeye REC, TEC had about 15,000 electrical services.


Our Team

Board of Directors

District 1:District 2:District 3:District 4:District 5:

Dennis Ptacek 
(Secretary)

Dean Nierling
(Chair)

Don Petersen
(Treasurer)

Charles FranaBeth Olson
Jeff RedalenRon Stevens
(Vice-Chair)
Dennis YoungDean FisherJenny Scharmer
Darla Rance Skip WieserCarl Reicks 
Roger Hegland    

 

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Executive staff

 

 

 

Brian Krambeer
President/CEO
Heather Larson
Executive Administrative Assistant
Cindy Christensen
Staff Assistant

Finance

 

Kaye Bernard
Chief Operating Officer
Shelly Girolamo
Chief Financial Officer

Information technology

Marketing

 

Vassil Vutov
Vice President Information Technology
Ted Kjos
Vice President Marketing & External Relations

Operations

 

 
Chad Chaffee
Vice President System Operations, Minnesota
Mike Walton
Vice President System Operations, Iowa