KEM Electric Cooperative, Inc., with headquarters in Linton, North Dakota, is a distribution cooperative that provides affordable, reliable electrical energy to consumers in the rural areas of four south central counties in North Dakota. The Cooperative serves rural electric consumers in all of Emmons County, the south half of Kidder County, the western two-thirds of Logan County and McIntosh County.
The geography of KEM Electric Cooperative’s service area is some 3,693 square miles of terrain varying from rolling hills to flat farmland.
Currently, KEM Electric serves 3,714 meters. With 122 miles of transmission lines, 2,396 miles of distribution lines and 486 miles of underground lines, our service area provides electricity to one of the more sparsely populated areas in the state, with an average of 1.2 members per mile of power line.
KEM Electric is member owned and is represented by a seven member Board of Directors. The cooperative is divided into five districts with one director for each district and two at-large directors.