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Opportunities to serve your electric cooperative

As a member-owned electric cooperative, Dakota Electric Association’s members have an opportunity to serve their cooperative. As part of the annual election process, Dakota Electric is requesting volunteers to serve on the Nominating Committee that interviews director candidates. Volunteers are drawn by lot for each district with two members and an alternate selected to serve for [...]

2021-11-10T10:26:40-06:00November 10th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric donates to local school projects

District 196 Superintendent Mary Kreger and district staff with Dakota Electric directors Stacy Miller (3rd from left) and David Jones (R). District 197 Superintendent Peter Olson-Skog (C) with Dakota Electric directors David Jones and Stacy Miller. Inver Hills Community College President Michael Berndt and Kim Schaff with the foundation (center) pose [...]

2021-11-01T09:21:27-06:00November 1st, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Stommes of Lakeville Fire Department named Dakota Spirit of Excellence Award winner

Greg Stommes from the Lakeville Fire Department, the 2021 Dakota Spirit of Excellence Award winner. Greg Stommes of the Lakeville Fire Department accepted the Dakota Spirit of Excellence award Tuesday night at a ceremony at the fire station during the department’s Fire Prevention Week open house. Stommes is the winner of the 2021 Spirit [...]

2021-10-11T12:25:31-06:00October 11th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Touchstone Energy® Community Award applications being accepted

Dakota Electric Association is now accepting applications for the Touchstone Energy Community Award, which recognizes non-profit groups and community organizations that have shown a strong commitment to the community. The award acknowledges the efforts of those who have impacted numerous people, collaborated and shared resources, addressed unmet community needs or provided necessary services. In 2021, Dakota [...]

2021-10-07T12:19:26-06:00October 7th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Nearly all restored after storm damage

FARMINGTON, Minn. (7 p.m., Sept. 17, 2021) —Dakota Electric crews have made significant progress on the outages caused by last night’s severe storms. There are less than 500 out of power this evening and crews will continue to work into the night restoring power until everyone is back on. Outages began about 3 a.m. as a [...]

2021-09-17T18:08:07-06:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Crews make progress on storm damage

FARMINGTON, Minn. (11 a.m., Sept. 17, 2021) — Dakota Electric crews have made significant progress on the outages caused by last night’s severe storms. Outages began about 3 a.m. as a severe storm moved through Dakota County and the southern metro area of the Twin Cities. storm damage photo storm damage photo [...]

2021-09-17T10:19:08-06:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric and CoBank donate $20,000 to local organizations

Dakota Electric Association, along with CoBank, one of its lenders, recently donated $20,000 to three community organizations. 360 Communities received $10,000, and Dakota Woodlands and Hastings Family Services received $5,000 each. 360 Communities received a $10,000 check from CoBank and Dakota Electric recently. From L-R: David Jones, Dakota Electric director, Laurie Bolin, 360 Communities director [...]

2021-08-03T15:36:21-06:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric awards $160,000 in scholarships

One-hundred and one area high school students received scholarships this spring for their post-secondary education from Dakota Electric Association®. Others receiving part of the $160,000 unclaimed capital credits this year are students at Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College who will receive their scholarships in the fall. Dakota Electric has donated $1,819,495 [...]

2021-08-03T12:02:01-06:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric board affirms Great River Energy’s plan

Dakota Electric Association’s board of directors voted on Thursday, July 29, to approve the plan presented by Great River Energy, its wholesale power supplier, to sell Coal Creek Station generation plant in Bismarck, North Dakota, and the associated high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line to Rainbow Energy Center, LLC and Nexus Line, LLC respectively. The [...]

2021-07-29T13:57:02-06:00July 29th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Power Supply in Transition

Great River Energy seeks to exercise additional 68MW option on contract Great River Energy has decided to exercise their option to purchase an additional 68 MW of output from Coal Creek Station as part of the Rainbow Energy deal. This is not a new contract but an option that was part of the original contract to [...]

2021-12-01T09:02:48-06:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|