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As Great River Energy transforms its power supply portfolio to include more renewable resources, the electricity generated will get cleaner and cleaner. Additionally, participating in energy conservation and load management (off-peak) programs helps delay the need for further electricity generation by Great River Energy — saving Dakota Electric and its members money.

In 2020, Dakota Electric members helped save roughly 25,000,000 kilowatt hours of electricity by participating in conservation programs. Similarly, members who participate in Dakota Electric off-peak programs helped save over $17 million in wholesale power costs. These savings are a direct result from both new and ongoing member participation in our programs. Thank you for taking part, your participation is a win-win for everyone!

Ways to participate

Receive electricity at nearly half the regular rate by participating in one or more of the following Energy Wise® off-peak programs.* Available for qualifying equipment:

  • Cycled Air Conditioning®
  • Electric Heat
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Electric Water Heaters
  • Heat Pumps
  • Hot Tubs and Swimming Pools

With rebates* on everything from LED bulbs to ground-source heat pumps, it’s easy and cost effective to make your home more energy efficient. Available for qualifying equipment:

  • Appliances and Lighting
  • Electric Vehicle Chargers
  • Heating and Cooling
  • Lawn Equipment
  • Solar Installations
  • Swimming Pools (Pumps/ASHP Heaters)

*Off-peak programs and rebates are subject to change or cancellation without notice.