Alger Delta Co-op marks 80 years

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Tom Harrell, CEO of the Alger Delta Cooperative Electric Association, left, receives a token of esteem from Mike Peters, president and CEO of WPPI Energy.

Courtesy photo Tom Harrell, CEO of the Alger Delta Cooperative Electric Association, left, receives a token of esteem from Mike Peters, president and CEO of WPPI Energy.

GLADSTONE — Alger Delta Cooperative Electric Association (Alger Delta) celebrates its 80th anniversary this year.

Alger Delta Electric is a member of WPPI Energy, a not-for-profit wholesale energy provider and joint action agency. The co-op’s milestone anniversary was recognized at an awards luncheon during WPPI Energy’s annual meeting in September. Alger Delta’s CEO Tom Harrell, Directors Mike Lawless (District 3, Grand Marais) and Darryl Small (District 1, Big Bay) accepted a token of esteem on behalf of the co-op.

“I’d like to extend my congratulations and appreciation to Alger Delta for 80 years of service,” said Mike Peters, president and CEO of WPPI Energy.

Alger Delta was founded in 1937 and is one of about 900 not-for-profit electric co-ops in the U.S. It now serves approximately 10,000 members in six counties in the central Upper Peninsula. 

Over the years, the co-op has contributed to the quality of life in the central Upper Peninsula by providing affordable and reliable electric service to homes, businesses and recreational properties. Alger Delta also supports charities and organizations that provide service and critical support to its members throughout its service territory including the YMCA, the Salvation Army, Honor Flight, Toys-for-Tots, sports programs, food pantries and others.

“Anniversaries are a great time to reflect both on what has brought us to this point and where we want to go in the future,” said Harrell.

Alger Delta Cooperative is headquartered in Gladstone and provides electric service to about 10,000 consumers in Alger, Delta, Menominee, Marquette, Schoolcraft and Dickinson counties.