ACEC Quick Facts

Total Services (All Classes) 36,534                                               
          Non-Residential (Seasonal) 15,109  
          Farm & Residential 18,683  
          Commercial 1,853  
          Industrial 11  
          Irrigation 878  
Director Districts 7  
Full-Time Employees 92  
Part-Time Employees


Total Line in Service 5,781  miles
          Underground Line 3,422  miles
          Overhead Line 2,359  miles
          Poles in Service 48,973  
          Distribution Substations 30  
New/Upgraded Line Installed 2015  85.79  miles
Change in Physical Plant 2015  $7,530,485  
Net Investment in Physical Plant  $145,066,212  
Total Assets  $180,047,381  
Equity % of Total Assets 42.25  %
Capital Credit Retirements in 2015 $3,481,004  
Capital Credits Retirements through 2015    $40,412,935  
Electric Power Purchased in 2015 524,590,289  kWh 
Electric Power Sold in 2015 495,565,835  kWh
First Energized    
          Columbus REC 1937  
          Adams-Marquette 1939  
          Waushara REC 1943  

About ACEC

ACEC's geographic service area includes approximately 2,500 square miles in the central Wisconsin counties of: Adams, Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Green Lake, Jefferson, Marquette, Portage, Sauk, Waupaca, Waushara and Wood.

Adams-Columbia Electric Cooperative is a rural electric distribution cooperative serving approximately 36,000 member/owners in parts of 12 Central Wisconsin counties. As such, it is the largest rural electric cooperative in Wisconsin and the largest in Region Five of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

Adams-Columbia was formed in 1987 following the successful merger between the former Adams-Marquette Electric Cooperative and the former Columbus Rural Electric Cooperative. In 1992, a second successful merger combined Adams-Columbia with the former Waushara Electric Cooperative.

The cooperative's service center is in Friendship, Wisconsin. ACEC also maintains operations facilities in Pardeeville and Wautoma. Adams-Columbia presently employs 92 full-time employees and 3 part-time employee. The organization is governed by a member-elected, 9-person board of directors. 

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