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Dakota Electric provides McGruff safety kits for children

McGruff Safe Kids Identification kits for school children are now available for request from law enforcement agencies throughout Dakota County and nearby communities. Dakota Electric Association, a member-owned electric cooperative, has for many years, provided local law enforcement agencies throughout Dakota County, Northfield and Cannon Falls with McGruff identification kits. Police officers will distribute the kits [...]

2023-01-10T14:17:31-06:00January 10th, 2023|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric announces Ryan Hentges as new CEO

Greg Miller to retire in April FARMINGTON, Minn. (Jan. 5, 2023) — Dakota Electric Association’s Board of Directors named Ryan Hentges as the next president and CEO of the member-owned electric distribution cooperative. Current President and CEO Greg Miller will retire in early April and has led the cooperative since 2001. The board of directors [...]

2023-01-05T08:41:34-06:00January 5th, 2023|Categories: Press Release|

Looking Ahead

What To Expect In 2023 It is a new year, which means new opportunities, challenges and growth. We look forward to what is to come in 2023. General updateAt the December board meeting, our board thoroughly reviewed the 2023 budget and construction work plan. We continue to see tremendous growth in residential and commercial [...]

2023-01-04T09:00:31-06:00January 4th, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

Eagan PD Receives Tesla

It's Electric! The Eagan Police Department has some hybrid squad cars in its fleet, but now they are going all electric and adding a fully-outfitted 2022 Tesla Model Y.  The Model Y was partially funded through an electric vehicle grant opportunity offered by Great River Energy. Dakota Electric Association assisted the Eagan Police [...]

2023-01-04T09:00:14-06:00January 4th, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

January Co-op News

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 [...]

2023-01-04T08:59:57-06:00January 4th, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

M.O.M.S. Program wins local Touchstone Energy Community Award

Winter Special Adventures and Lego League named runners up Dakota Electric Association named Making Our Moms Successful (M.O.M.S.) Program, Burnsville, as the local 2022 Touchstone Energy Community Award winner. Winter Special Adventures, Vermillion, and Dakota Middle School Lego League Sixth Graders, Eagan, were named runners-up, and each organization received a plaque and a check for [...]

2022-12-29T15:53:47-06:00December 29th, 2022|Categories: Press Release|

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

(L-R): Alison Larson, grants manager, 360 Communities; Margaret Schreiner, Dakota Electric director; Laurie Bolin, 360 Communities; Cora Breeze, development database coordinator, 360 Communities. Margaret Schreiner, Dakota Electric director (2nd from R), (L-R) Rhonda Rademacher, Kris Akin and Sue Strese, board members for Dakota City Heritage Village. (L-R): Kelly Kenley, Exec. Dir., [...]

2022-12-21T14:51:28-06:00December 20th, 2022|Categories: Press Release|

A Look Back

"Another year has come and gone — and what a great year it has been! This year was not without obstacles to overcome, but there have been a great many accomplishments as well." - Message from the CEO, Greg Miller General UpdateWe saw tremendous growth in residential and [...]

2022-12-01T08:54:00-06:00December 1st, 2022|Categories: Circuits|