After evaluating the leading software tools for substation asset performance, N.W. Electric Power Cooperative has selected SMART as the cloud-based software tool for its transmission line and substation inspection. As a G&T electric cooperative, N.W. is responsible for maintaining 140 substations and approximately 1700 miles of transmission line which delivers the power to the seven distribution cooperatives who provide electricity directly to members. Currently, N.W.’s seven distribution cooperatives serve more than 74,000 members in a 34-county region of Northwest Missouri and Southwest Iowa.
Northwest Electric is a member of Touchstone Energy Cooperatives which represents a nationwide alliance of member-owned electric co-ops. Collectively, it delivers power and energy solutions to more than 750 unified local electric cooperatives across 46 states, forming the largest electric utility in the country.