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Dakota Electric Association and Collins Aerospace, an RTX business and a leading provider of technologically advanced solutions for the aerospace industry, announced their collaboration in the cooperative’s Wellspring Renewable Energy program. This partnership reflects a shared commitment to sustainable energy practices and environmental stewardship.

As part of the collaboration, Collins Aerospace’s Burnsville facility committed to enrolling in the Wellspring program for the next five years. The agreement, executed in June, involves the purchase of renewable energy certificates (RECs) to offset their energy consumption. These RECs represent the environmental attributes of renewable energy generation and serve as tangible proof of their commitment to sustainable practices. Since enrolling, Collins Aerospace has purchased over 3.7 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) for the year 2023.

“By committing to enrollment for the next five years, we emphasize our steadfast commitment to sustainability and our role in advancing the adoption of renewable energy sources.” Said Mark Skarohlid, General Manager for Collins Aerospace Sensors business.

Wellspring, available to all Dakota Electric members, offers residential and business members an opportunity to support sustainable energy while making a meaningful impact. By participating in Wellspring, companies like Collins Aerospace contribute to the growth of renewable energy generation, leading the way towards a more sustainable future.

“Dakota Electric Association is proud to partner with Collins Aerospace as we work together to promote sustainable energy practices,” said Dan Ross, Business Account Executive for Dakota Electric Association. “By collaborating with industry leaders like Collins Aerospace, we can make a significant positive impact on our environment and inspire others to embrace renewable energy initiatives.”

The partnership between Dakota Electric Association and Collins Aerospace exemplifies the growing interest and commitment to renewable energy adoption among businesses.

For more information about the Wellspring Renewable Energy program, please contact Dakota Electric’s Energy Experts® at 651-463-6243 or email [email protected].