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Considering solar? Here are some things to keep in mind.

Today’s consumers want and expect options, including the type of energy powering their homes. Many homeowners are looking for a less expensive form of energy with ongoing savings. Some are looking for a green energy source. These two motives are why many homeowners are exploring rooftop solar panels. However, as attractive and popular as rooftop [...]

2019-02-28T10:37:02-06:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Circuits|

Nominating committee selects 2019 director candidates

In accordance with Article III, Section 3, of the Bylaws of this Association, the Nominating Committee, in a meeting assembled on January 28, 2019, in the office of Dakota Electric Association, have selected the following nominees for directorship of said Association to be on the ballot for the annual meeting to be held on April [...]

2019-02-28T10:37:10-06:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Circuits|

Purchase renewable energy — no equipment, no hassle!

Maybe your home or location isn’t ideal for installing rooftop solar panels. Or maybe you just don’t want solar panels or a wind turbine installed on your home or property. You can still purchase renewable energy to power your home! By participating in Dakota Electric’s Wellspring Renewable Energy® program, you can support renewable energy and [...]

2019-02-28T10:37:17-06:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Circuits|

What’s new? Update on Dakota Electric’s solar projects

As a member-owner of Great River Energy, we purchase 100 percent of our wholesale power from the cooperative. However, there is a provision in the wholesale power contract that allows distribution cooperatives, like Dakota Electric, to develop and install a small percentage of renewable energy for their own use. About 10 years ago, Dakota [...]

2019-06-20T08:27:33-06:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Circuits|

You’re invited to our Energy Trends Expo!

Join us for this free community event sponsored by Dakota Electric in cooperation with Lakeville Friends of the Environment. Thursday, May 9  |  6-8 p.m.  |  Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway Vendor tradeshow Demonstration of battery-powered yard tools Electric vehicle car show Breakout sessions 6:30 p.m. — Home Audits: Opportunities, tools and DIY tips 6:50 [...]

2019-02-28T10:37:23-06:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Circuits|

DIY: Three easy projects to save energy

Insulate your water heater. Insulating a water heater that’s warm to the touch can save 7 to 16 percent annually on your water heating bills. Check with the manufacturer for their recommendations on tank insulation. You can purchase a pre-cut jacket or blanket for about $20. Before you start, turn the water heater off. Wrap [...]

2019-02-28T11:16:32-06:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Circuits|

Even your electric vehicle can be green!

Along with its wholesale power supplier, Great River Energy, Dakota Electric offers you an opportunity to power your electric vehicle with 100-percent wind energy, for the life of the vehicle, at no extra cost! Energy comes from all kinds of sources: wind, natural gas, coal and so on. Once it hits the power grid, there’s [...]

2019-02-28T11:17:52-06:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Circuits|

Great River Energy moving toward 50 percent renewables

A foundation of round-the-clock energy sources and strategic additions of wind energy and hydropower have Great River Energy, Dakota Electric’s wholesale power supplier, on track for 50 percent renewables by 2030. Over the years, Great River Energy has evolved its portfolio by reducing its energy supply from fossil fuels and increasing its push into energy efficiency [...]

2019-02-28T10:37:43-06:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Circuits|

Notice to Cogenerators

In compliance with Minnesota Rules Relating to Cogeneration and Small Power Production, Chapter 7835, Dakota Electric Association is required to interconnect with and purchase electricity from cogenerators and small power producers that satisfy the conditions of a qualifying facility. Dakota Electric will provide free information to all interested members regarding rates and interconnection requirements. An interconnection [...]

2019-02-28T10:38:02-06:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Circuits|

Save Energy, Save Money: Energy Wise Load Management Programs

SAVE EVEN MORE! Receive electricity at nearly half the regular rate by participating in one or more of the following load management programs. To learn more about a specific program, visit Energy Wise® Load Management. To enroll, contact the Energy Experts® at 651-463-6243. Storage Programs Available for electric water heaters, electric [...]

2019-01-31T11:20:29-06:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: Circuits|