Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services (PPCS) is an energy services cooperative located in Ellsworth, Wisconsin, offering electric service to homes and businesses throughout most of Pierce County and parts of Pepin, St. Croix and Buffalo counties. With a commitment to excellence, innovation and integrity, PPCS is dedicated to helping its communities Live Better.®
At PPCS our vision is to provide our members with the greatest possible value in products and services. Our mission is to provide reliable energy services and be responsive to our communities. PPCS operates under published Bylaws. Review our Bylaws and Annual Report by clicking on the links below.
As a customer of Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services, you are a member of our electric cooperative. Cooperative businesses are owned by the consumers they serve and are guided by a set of seven principles that reflect the best interests of those consumers. PPCS provides retail electricity and energy-related products and services to over 6,600 members. As a member of our co-op, you enjoy these membership benefits:
- reliable, cost-based electric service; we do not seek to make a profit
- access to energy-related information, products and services
- capital credits, a share in the cooperative’s margins (surplus revenues)
- attending and voting at the PPCS Annual Meeting
- representation by a nine-member Board of Directors
- youth scholarships
PPCS’ service territory is divided into nine voting districts, each with an elected representative on the Board of Directors. Each director is a member of the cooperative and is elected by the members. In turn, the Board hires the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the business.
Unlike investor-owned utilities, PPCS is owned by the members we serve. Each year, all margins (surplus revenues) are divided among members in proportion to their transactions with the cooperative and are allocated in the form of capital credits. Capital credits are an investment in PPCS and accumulate in each member’s name. Capital credits are paid out based on the cooperative’s equity management plan as approved by the Board of Directors.
Caring for our Communities
PPCS is committed to the communities we serve. We support local schools, community organizations and agencies through donations and programs that PPCS offers. PPCS also promotes economic development with financial assistance through various programs available to the cooperative. Many of our employees are personally involved with local groups and organizations, which strengthens and enhances the cooperative’s relationship with the people and communities we serve.