Rate Case Update

On September 19, 2019, Dakota Electric submitted a request to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) for approval to increase annual revenue by about $8.7 million or 4.3%. A 3% interim rate increase went into effect on members’ electricity use in November 2019 and has shown up as the “Interim Rate Increase” on members’ bills since December 2019.

On June 18, 2020, the Commission heard a summation of the positions taken by parties to the cooperative’s general rate case including Dakota Electric, the Minnesota Department of Commerce and the Office of the Attorney General.

After considering information submitted by all parties, and recommendations from the Administrative Law Judge who presided over the case, the MPUC approved an annual increase in revenue of about $8.5 million or 4.25%. The Commission decision approves about 98% of the revenue increase Dakota Electric requested.

At the time of publication, a formal written order is expected in July, after which there will be required compliance filings. The remaining annual revenue increase will likely be applied to members’ electricity use around October.

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Wind Tour Canceled

Annual wind farm tours are canceled this year due to the coronavirus. We plan to resume the tours again next year. Watch for more information next August. Thank you.

We’ll Work With You

The past few months have been difficult for many of our commercial and residential members. We recognize that Dakota Electric Association is a critical service and that we play an important role as we keep the lights on for you, our members. We also recognize that many of our members may be experiencing financial difficulties during these unusual times.

It is important that you reach out to us if you are unable to pay your bill. We will work with you to establish a payment plan for your account. Our Member Services staff is available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 651-463-6212 or 1-800-874-3409 or email [email protected].

Energy Assistance Resources Available

Scott-Carver-Dakota CAP Agency
651-322-3500 | 2496 145th St. W., Rosemount, MN 55068

360 Communities
952-985-5300 501 East Highway 13, Suite 112, Burnsville, MN 55337

Dakota County Economic Assistance
651-554-5611 | 1 Mendota Road W., Suite 100, West St. Paul, MN 55118

Goodhue County Health & Human Services
651-385-3200 | 426 West Ave., Red Wing, MN 55066

Three Rivers Community Action, Inc.
507-316-0610 | 1414 North Star Dr., Zumbrota, MN 55992

Rice County Social Services
507-332-6115 | 320 3rd St. NW., Faribault, MN 55021

Scott County Human Services 952-445-7751 | 200 4th Ave. W., Shakopee, MN 55379