Application For Service
To apply for electric service, complete the Application for Utilities form and return to Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services.
You may return to the office via:
Mail: PO Box 611, Albert Lea MN 56007
Office: 2501 Main Street East, Albert Lea, MN 56007
A deposit may be required depending upon applicants credit.
Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services (FMCS) must comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s Red Flags Rule. A “Red Flag” means a pattern, practice, or specific activity that indicates the possible existence of identity theft. The purpose of the Red Flags Rule is to encourage creditors, like FMCS, to establish programs to detect, prevent and mitigate the damage caused by identity theft. This means that when a member calls and/or walks in the office to obtain information or make changes to their account, FMCS employees will ask questions to help validate the identity of the account holder. We understand these procedures may take a little more time, but it is done to ensure the protection of our members.
You’re now a proud new member/owner of Freeborn-Mower Cooperative Services (FMCS) –a business owned by the people it serves. If you haven't already received a new member packet in the mail, you will real soon. This packet is full of information to guide you through your local cooperative.
You’ll find you receive quality electric service at the lowest possible cost, you elect the Board of Directors and you have access to a variety of services designed to meet your needs.
Welcome to the utility that you and other members actually own.
By receiving electric service from FMCS, you are continuing the dream begun by the rural friends and neighbors who formed this electric cooperative in 1938. When municipal and investor-owned utilities refused to serve this area because it was too costly to bring power to folks “in the country”, local leaders decided to provide the service themselves by forming a cooperative.
Today, our programs reflect a spirit of cooperation forged through a partnership with members. It is a way of doing business that sets us apart from other utilities and it is the foundation for our continued growth and success. This is how we’ve done business for over 75 years and how we plan to continue encouraging growth and prosperity in the communities we serve, for a brighter future.