On September 22, 1937, Presque Isle Electric Cooperative set its first pole in the village of Posen. The lines built that fall were the first energized by a cooperative in the state, and brought electricity to 82 farm homes just in time for Christmas. The cooperative soon extended lines to Montmorency and Cheboygan counties to provide electric service to rural homes.
In 1994, Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op entered the natural gas business, again providing a valuable service to rural areas when other companies wouldn't.
Today, we service 8,984 natural gas meters and 35,500 electric meters throughout our nine-county service territory. We maintain 584 miles of gas pipeline and 4,800 miles of electric line, 3,863 miles of overhead and 947 miles of underground, serving approximately 7.5 members per mile of line.
With 65 full time employees and several more temporary employees, Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op is one of the largest employers in Presque Isle County. We are a company built on the premise of providing outstanding service to rural areas that other companies refused to serve, a premise we continue to uphold and strive to improve upon.