Rushmore Electric: Serving Western SD Cooperatives


Rushmore Electric:

Rushmore Electric is the wholesale power provider for eight rural electric cooperatives in western and central South Dakota. Rushmore Electric buys the bulk of its power from Basin Electric Power Cooperative who operates coal-fired plants, natural gas plants, renewable energy facilities, and a nuclear plant in Wyoming, Iowa, Montana, South Dakota, and North Dakota. About a sixth of its power comes from Western Area Power Administration, the federal marketer of low-cost hydroelectric power from the dams on the Missouri River. Rushmore Electric also provides a communications and control system for real-time monitoring of the electrical system. The Rapid City-based company also provides a variety of services to co-ops and agencies through its Rushmore Engineering and Rushmore Communications businesses. Rushmore Electric also provides contract labor and facilities to Rushmore Electric Federal Credit Union, who provides credit union services to electric cooperative employees in western South Dakota and Northeastern Wyoming.


Rushmore Electric strives for state of the art Technology for its eight members, by providing Hardware and Software for everyday purposes, as well as new upcoming goals. Technology is constantly growing, so it takes a dedicated crew to meet standards as well as the needs of our members. We are very proud of our Technology driven infrastructure and staff to develop, program, implement, and maintain new hardware/software in multiple fields.

Rushmore Federal Credit Union

Rushmore Electric Federal Credit Union was formed to assist employees and directors of rural electric cooperatives with their financial needs and planning in September 1964. [ Read more… ]