On September 22, 1937, Presque Isle Electric Cooperative set its first pole in the village of Posen. The lines built that fall were the first energized by a cooperative in the state, and brought electricity to 82 farm homes just in time for Christmas. The cooperative soon extended lines to Montmorency and Cheboygan counties to provide electric service to rural homes.
In 2022, PIE&G provides energy services to 32,000 active members. We serve approximately 34,547 electric meters throughout our nine-county service territory. We maintain 4,957 miles of electric lines, with 3,820 miles of overhead and 1,137 miles of line underground. We serve approximately 7.5 members per mile of line.
We provide electric service in portions of the following townships:
Alcona, Caledonia, and Mitchell Townships
Alpena*, Green, Long Rapids, Maple Ridge, Ossineke, Wellington, and Wilson Townships
Aloha, Beauregrand, Benton*, Burt, Ellis*, Forest, Grant, Hebron, Inverness, Koehler, Mackinaw*, Mentor, Mullett, Munro, Nunda*, Tuscarora*, Walker, and Waverly Townships
Carp Lake Township
Bois Blanc Township
Albert, Avery, Briley, Hillman*, Loud, Montmorency, Rust, and Vienna Townships, and Atlanta and Lewiston
Clinton*, Comins*, Elmer, and Greenwood Townships
Charlton* and Corwith Townships
Allis, Bearinger, Belknap, Bismarck, Case, Krakow, Metz, Moltke, North Allis, Ocqueoc, Presque Isle, Pulawski, and Rogers* Townships, the City of Onaway, Village of Millersburg, and Village of Posen
* PIE&G does not provide electric service within the city or village limits of: Afton, Alpena, Cheboygan, Comins, Fairview, Gaylord, Hillman (village), Indian River, Johannesburg, Mackinaw City, Rogers City, Vanderbilt, or Wolverine.