Lacreek Electric Association, Inc. was incorporated in 1948. It is headquartered at Martin, along the north edge of the Great Sand Hill Plains in southern South Dakota. LEA is a rural electric cooperative serving more than 4,000 members in six counties across 5,174 square miles of south central South Dakota and northern Nebraska.

2022 Year End Statistics

Headquarters:  121 N Harold St., Martin, SD 
Year Energized: 1948


Equity:   37.73%

Counties Served:

Bennett, Jackson, Oglala Lakota, Todd, and Mellette in South Dakota and Cherry County in Nebraska

Number of Members:

Service Area: 5,174 square miles
Meters per Mile 2.14
Miles of Line:  3,177
Miles of Transmission Line: 


Miles of Distribution Line: 2,657
Miles of Underground Line: 317
Number of Meters: 


Average Monthly Usage, Farm & Residence 1,298 kWh
Number of Electric Heat Homes 831
Number of Irrigation Systems 128
Number of Security Lights 3,921
kWh Sales 130,160,394 kWh
Revenue per kWh (residential) $0.1072
Winter Demand 29,777 KW
Summer Demand 23,802 KW
Number of Employees: 27
Number of Directors:  13

Power Supplier:

Basin Electric Power Cooperative, 86.29% (Which consists of a blend of coal, hydro, nuclear, natural gas, renewable, (wind and waste heat) and purchases; and WAPA, 13.71% (Hydro)

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