Education Programs

Conservation and Electrical Safety

At Nobles Cooperative Electric, you and your family's safety is a top priority. To educate consumers about electrical safety and energy conservation, Nobles Cooperative Electric offers safety demonstrations to the area. We attend schools, local fairs and other events with a hotline safety demonstration.

Before you begin a wiring project, be sure to look into Minnesota Law. State law requires that every new electrical installation in any construction, remodeling, repair or replacement shall file a certificate for inspection with the State Board of Electricity and be inspected by a Minnesota electrical inspector.
Murray County: Randal Maha - 507-274-5261
Nobles County: Scott Preuss - 507-430-3652

Advance notice and contact with an electrical inspector will save you problems later on.


Your electric cooperative awards high school scholarships to area high school seniors.The scholarships come from unclaimed capital credits given to the Operation Round Up program. Cooperative members that participate in Operation Round Up allow their electric bills to be rounded up to the nearest dollar. The extra cents are administered by an independent trust board that distributes funds for scholarships and other non-profit organizations. Scholarships are awarded for each of Nobles' six districts and one at-large. The scholarship check is jointly issued to the student and school after successfully completing one semester or quarter of higher education.

Coal Creek Tour

See where and how your electricity is produced! Join other cooperative members in the summer on a three-day tour to North Dakota. Some of the highlights of the trip include a tour of Coal Creek Station, Falkirk Mine, Fort Mandan, Medora Musical and Pitchfork Fondue. The tour price includes transportation, two meals and two nights of lodging.

Lignite Seminar

Each year our power supplier, Great River Energy (GRE), sponsors 10 Minnesota teachers to attend the lignite seminar. Teachers learn about lignite coal and its role in providing electricity.