Consumers Power Inc. is a privately owned not-for-profit rural electric cooperative serving 25,000 members in parts of six counties in Oregon: Benton, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion and Polk.
CPI was incorporated in 1939. To view our 75th anniversary history book click here.
To view a copy of our 2018 member survey results please click here.
CPI’s headquarters are located at 6990 West Hills Road, Philomath, Oregon, near Corvallis, home of Oregon State University. We also have an office at 1900 Oak Street in Lebanon.
All of our funding is through private financial institutions.
CPI’s service territory covers more than 3,500 square miles and is divided into nine zones containing approximately the same number of members in each. CPI is governed by a nine-member board of directors, one from each zone, elected by the members to serve a three-year term. Elections for directors take place each year at the Cooperative’s annual meeting, which is usually held at CPI Philomath headquarters in September.
CPI has more than 3,000 miles of transmission and distribution line with approximately 6.7 customers per mile.
As a preference customer of the Bonneville Power Administration, Consumers Power retains first right to low-cost, federally owned hydroelectric resources. PNGC Power, a generation and transmission cooperative in Portland, manages the power supply for CPI and 13 other Northwest electric distribution cooperative utilities with service territory in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Nevada and Wyoming.
Learn more about PNGC power at pngcpower.com.
Value Added Services
In keeping with the spirit of electric cooperatives, CPI brings value-added services to its rural customers.
CPI is an owner of Casco, which provides Peak Internet services and CoEnergy Propane. Both companies are located in Corvallis.