Some of the commissioners toured Dakota Electric’s system control center where they learned about technology the company uses to monitor power outages and keep the lights on.
During their visit, commissioners and Dakota Electric board members and staff discussed workforce needs, job creation, renewable energy and other topics related to economic development and the county’s economy.
Commissioners toured Dakota Electric’s system control center, where dispatchers are on hand 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to monitor the system and call in crews to repair outages when necessary. Commissioners saw how technology and personnel work to provide Dakota Electric’s extremely high reliability.
“We had a great visit with Dakota Electric today whose more than 200 employees serve thousands of Dakota County residents, businesses and farms,” said Mike Slavik, chair of the Dakota County Commissioners. “As a not-for-profit co-op with more than 105,000 members, they are a major contributor to the economic success and high-quality of life in Dakota County.”