80 Years of Serving Our Members

Eighty years ago, only those living in the bigger cities like Minneapolis enjoyed the comforts of electricity. Rural areas, including the North metro remained dark. That is until a group of determined folks formed the Anoka County Cooperative Light and Power Association, and finally brought electricity to this area. Today, you know that cooperative as Connexus Energy.

Looking for Old Timers and Old Stuff Old black and white photo of men raising an electric pole

We plan to commemorate our 80th anniversary with a special presentation at our upcoming annual meeting in April. If you remember the first time the lights came on, we want to hear your story. Also, if you have any mementos/photos from our cooperative from way back, let us know. Send us a note at Please reference the Heritage Project.

Director Candidate Applications

Connexus Energy is now accepting applications for Board of Director candidates in director districts 1, 3, and 4. The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. on January 26, 2018. An informational meeting for members interested in becoming director candidates is scheduled for January 15 at 3:30 p.m. at Connexus Energy. If you plan to attend an informational meeting, please RSVP at 763.323.2721.

New Website Coming Soon! Woman looking at laptop

We are updating our website. As more and more members use our online options, we’re hard at work making sure our website easily and quickly serves all your needs. Look for the new site to be launched early in the New Year.

FREE Wi-Fi thermostats or $125 rebate

Did you know that now you have several options if you want to join our Wi-Fi PowerNap® Air Conditioning program?

FREE Wi-Fi Thermostat – We will send you a free Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostat when you agree to sign up for our Wi-Fi PowerNap Air Conditioning program. Honeywell Wi-Fi 9000 Thermostat

BYOT Program – With the PowerNap Air Conditioning Bring Your Own Thermostat (BYOT) program, you have the flexibility to choose the qualifying Wi-Fi thermostat that best meets your needs. If you already have a qualifying thermostat installed, you may still qualify for the $125 rebate.

Whichever program you choose, you also get a $10 monthly credit on summer electric bills. To see if you qualify and to learn more about the Wi-Fi PowerNap program, visit us at

Chocolate Mint Brownies with Homemade BrowniesCo-op Cuisine

Chocolate Mint Brownies



  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 (16oz) can chocolate syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • Green food coloring


  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 6 tbsp butter


Mix in order given. Bake in greased 9 x 13 pan for 30 minutes. Let cool.

Mix and spread over cooled brownies. Let sit until light film forms on top.

Melt in the pan and pour over frosting. Chill brownies in the refrigerator before serving.