Verendrye Electric Cooperative is a public utility cooperative based in Velva, North Dakota, but also has a base in Minot It serves as the electric distribution utility in seven-county area in north central North Dakota - the bulk of the territory being within Ward and McHenry counties. Verendrye Electric receives power from the Central Power Electric Cooperative - in fact, Verendrye took the lead in establishing Central Power in 1949 after having to deal with a 30% rate hike from its previous power supplier in 1948.

It is named after the French Canadian explorer La Vérendrye; in its early years it was headquartered in the small town of Verendrye, North Dakota (northwest of Karlsruhe; now a ghost town).

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