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New Meter Upgrade


  • Replacement of aging infrastructure
  • Increased system efficiencies
  • Improved outage notification & restoration
  • More energy information for members

Installation of the first 5,000 meters, in and around Farmington, Lakeville and rural Hampton, began the last week of September and will continue throughout the month of October. Members receiving an upgraded meter were mailed a postcard mid-September stating that Dakota Electric contractors will be knocking on their door to install meters within the following weeks. After the installation, members will receive a door hanger informing them that their meter was changed.

These first 5,000 meters will help us test how the communication system and integration works before we install the remaining meters in 2020 and 2021. Not all members in and around Farmington, Lakeville and rural Hampton will receive an upgraded meter at this time.

Safe at Home

Safe at Home helps survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and other crimes, and anyone who fears for their safety, by establishing a confidential mailing address and providing a mail forwarding service.

While Dakota Electric needs members’ actual addresses to establish and maintain electric service, we use Safe at Home addresses for communicating with members and take special steps to protect Safe at Home participants’ addresses.

If you participate in Safe at Home, alert Dakota Electric and provide your Safe at Home mailing address.

2019 Employers of Excellence

The Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board has named Dakota Electric Association as one of the Employers of Excellence Award recipients for the third year in a row. Dakota Electric was chosen for several reasons including employee retention, compensation and rate of growth, among other things.