Dakota Electric’s board of directors act on behalf of the membership to guide operations and future planning for the cooperative. The board of directors is made up of three members from each of its four districts. Directors serve three-year terms and are elected by you, our member-owners. Voting is done at large and all members have the opportunity to vote.
This year, three incumbents were reelected, and one new board director was elected to serve on the board of directors. Congratulations to all!
While the annual meeting was canceled due to COVID-19, members who wish to view the annual meeting reports can watch them online here. Here’s a brief overview of the reports:
CEO Greg Miller discussed the advanced meter upgrade project, keeping the lights on during COVID-19, assisting members who were having a hard time paying their bills and more.
Board Treasurer Bill Middlecamp provided a report on the 2021 financials.
Board Chair Jerry Pittman discussed the board’s strategic planning, capital credit payouts and community donations.
Summer Rates Now in Effect
Dakota Electric’s summer rates go into effect every June, July and August, and reflect the cost we pay for wholesale electricity when increased energy use drives up the demand and cost of electricity.
By reducing your energy use, you can lower your monthly electric bill this summer. Looking for more ways to save? Call our Energy Experts® at 651- 463-6243 or email [email protected] and ask about programs, rebates and current promotions available.
For energy assistance resources visit www.dakotaelectric.com/member-services/billing-payment/financial-assistance. Contact us Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 651-463- 6212 or 1-800-874-3409, or email [email protected].
Summer Energy-Saving Tips
Costs associated with cooling your home can make up a large portion of your summer electric bills. Stay cool and save money with these energy-efficiency tips!
- Close blinds and drapes during the day to keep heat out.
- Turn off lights and ceiling fans when you leave a room. Fans cool people, not rooms.
- Use solar lighting to light your outdoor space. Solar lights are easy to install and low maintenance.
- Schedule regular maintenance for your cooling equipment to maximize efficiency.
- Avoid using the oven on hot days — use a microwave or grill outside.
- Replace or clean air filters once a month to maximize efficiency — or follow manufacturer’s guidelines.
- Install a programmable thermostat to easily adjust temperatures when you are sleeping or away from home.
- Seal cracks and openings to prevent warm air from leaking into your home.