Local RECs Support the NCC Powerline Program

Lyle Korver of North West REC, Ross Loomans of Lyon County Rural Electric Cooperative, and Jeff TenNapel of Osceola Electric Cooperative met with representatives of Northwest Iowa Community College to present a check for $10,000 toward the College’s Everyone Knows Someone Who Chose NCC campaign.
This donation reflects a combined total donation match from four northwest Iowa electric cooperative providers, provided through Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s Matching Donation Fund. Headquartered in Bismarck, North Dakota, Basin Electric is the primary power supplier for Lyon County Rural Electric Cooperative, Osceola Electric Cooperative, North West REC, and Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative. The Basin Electric Power Cooperative Matching Donations Fund exists to provide charitable matching gifts to a wide range of programs for the greatest social and economic benefit to its members, employees, and the communities they serve.
Northwest Iowa rural electric cooperatives who have participated in annual pledges in 2017 include Lyon Rural Electric Cooperative, Osceola Electric Cooperative, North West Rural Electric Cooperative, and Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative and generation and transmission providers, L&O Power Cooperative and Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative.
Since 2014, these and other regional electric providers in conjunction with Basin Electric Power Cooperative have pledged a total of over $100,000 toward the Everyone Knows Someone Who Chose NCC campaign. The campaign’s fundraising goals include building the NCC Foundation scholarship endowment, enhancing instructional equipment, advancing technology campus-wide and enhancing facilities, including the Powerline training area.
The local rural electric cooperatives have possessed a strong relationship with Northwest Iowa Community College as it has supported the operational needs of the cooperative for many years. A vast majority of powerline workers that are employed by these entities have graduated from NCC’s Powerline program.
(Photo attached: L-R, Lyle Korver of North Wet REC, Dr. Alethea Stubbe, President of Northwest Iowa Community College, Kristi Landis, Foundation Coordinator for Northwest Iowa Community College, Ross Loomans of Lyon County Rural Electric Cooperative, and Jeff TenNapel of Osceola Electric Cooperative)

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