Reliable cooperative electricity powers the ethanol industry

Louis Reed and his wife Terri farm near Castana, Iowa, and are members of Basin Electric Class C member Western Iowa Power Cooperative (WIPCO) in Denison, Iowa. Louis serves on WIPCO’s board and also as board chair at Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative, a Basin Electric Class A member in Le Mars.

Louis and Terri Reed.

We visited them to learn about how the ethanol industry has grown thanks in large part to the reliable, affordable, and responsible electricity delivered across rural America by electric cooperatives. 

Meeting in a corn field on a beautiful October evening, we were gifted with sunlight that makes for a cover-worthy photo. We only have room for a photo or two in our annual report, but wanted to share a couple more here, specifically the ones that convey just how tall that Iowa corn can grow.

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Louis Reed standing on the platform of his combine, ready to climb inside the cab.
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Louis Reed standing on the same platform in an area of the field where the corn had already been harvested.

Watch the video to learn more, and read their member feature in our 2022 Annual Report.

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