As we wrap up another year, we find ourselves reflecting on the events that have shaped our cooperative in 2023. A lot has happened over the past 12 months, and we want to take a moment to highlight some key points that may not have made headlines but are essential to our mission.
Safety First: RESAP and Thorough Safety Rule Review
At Dakota Electric, the safety of our team and our communities is paramount. In 2023, we initiated a new safety program called RESAP (Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program). This program underscores our commitment to providing power in a manner that is not only reliable, efficient and affordable but, above all, safe.
In addition to RESAP, we embarked on a comprehensive review of all our safety rules to ensure that they meet the highest standards. This process demonstrates our dedication to continuously improving our safety protocols, making sure we can always provide you with dependable service while keeping safety at the forefront.
Guarding Our Grid: Cyber Security
In today’s digital age, the security of our grid is a critical concern. We acknowledge the ever-growing range of cyber threats and understand the importance of safeguarding your electricity supply. To address this challenge, we have assembled a dedicated team of professionals who work tirelessly to keep our environment safe. They are equipped to tackle potential cyber threats and ensure that your power remains reliable and secure.
Carbon-Free Legislation: Leading the Way
Carbon-free legislation has become an increasingly pressing concern, with state law now requiring carbon-free generation by 2040. We are proud to announce that Dakota Electric, through our power supplier, Great River Energy, is in a strong position to meet this new standard. We are committed to minimizing our environmental impact while providing the energy you need to power your homes and businesses.
Community Engagement: Serving You
Dakota Electric Association was created to serve our communities, and we value every opportunity to interact with you, our members. Whether it’s our annual zoo event, where we come together for a night of fun, or the numerous other community engagement initiatives we’ve taken part in throughout the year, we always appreciate the chance to connect with you and hear your feedback.
We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to our members. Working at a co-op is something special, and it’s a privilege to serve you. Your support and engagement with us are the driving force behind our mission to provide safe, reliable, and affordable power.
Thank you for being part of the Dakota Electric family. We look forward to another year of service and growth together.