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Dakota Electric Association recently presented ISD 191, Burnsville, Eagan, Savage with a $145,000 rebate check for selecting energy-efficient systems for the Burnsville High School. Dakota Electric provides rebates for businesses of all sizes, and for all types of energy-efficient upgrades, and last year, Dakota Electric awarded more than $1.6 million dollars to local businesses.

As part of the school district’s Vision One91, Burnsville High School was remodeled to provide extra classroom space, an activities addition and other modifications. Because the district chose to install energy-efficient technology when it came to motors and drives, HVAC, lighting systems, and other components, Dakota Electric awarded the district the large rebate check.

“It was great working with the district on this project,” Jane Siebenaler, business account executive for Dakota Electric, said. “Their choices to invest in energy-efficient technology will ensure energy savings for years to come. The rebate check is a bonus on top of the energy savings they will see.”

“We are excited to receive this rebate,” said Glenn Simon, director of operations and transportation for ISD 191. “As a school district, we strive to make wise use of our finances and receiving these rebates — plus ongoing energy savings — is a great combination. Thanks to Dakota Electric for offering this program.”

Commercial and industrial users of all sizes can save electricity and money by making smart choices on the equipment they purchase. By encouraging businesses to save energy by offering energy efficiency incentives, Dakota Electric helps reduce overall wholesale power costs and demand charges.

“As a member-owned cooperative, Dakota Electric’s mission is to educate and assist our members on making choices to reduce their electricity usage and lower their energy costs,” Siebenaler said.