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Electrical Safety For Kids

This month, Dakota Electric would like to take a moment to reflect on the importance of electrical safety for kids. Electricity plays a major role in our everyday lives, and it is a powerful resource that should be respected. Unfortunately, our children often do not understand the dangers of electricity. Since May is Electrical Safety Month, [...]

2022-04-29T09:25:35-06:00April 29th, 2022|Categories: Circuits|

Safety Guide

Committed To Safety At Dakota Electric, we are committed to a culture of safety that is integral to our daily operations. Our lineworkers are required to always wear personal protective equipment when on the job. This includes special fire-resistant clothing, limiting potential injuries from burns and sparks. Insulated rubber gloves and sleeves are worn in [...]

2022-04-29T09:25:26-06:00April 29th, 2022|Categories: Circuits|

Vegetation Management

Dakota Electric’s Vegetation Management Process  Planned maintenance. Including tree pruning or felling. Reactive pruning. Trimming vegetation with a high or demonstrated risk of interference with power lines. Felling trees. Cutting down trees that are discovered to be at risk of falling on or otherwise threatening power lines. Mowing. Maintaining the ground below the distribution power lines. Herbicide application. [...]

2022-04-29T09:25:19-06:00April 29th, 2022|Categories: Circuits|

Planting Guidelines

Landscaping is a great way to increase the value of your property and save energy, but trees and shrubs planted too close to power lines and other electrical equipment can create both safety and reliability concerns. You can help maintain power line access and clearance by planning ahead before planting trees and shrubs. These guidelines [...]

2022-04-29T09:25:12-06:00April 29th, 2022|Categories: Circuits|

May Co-op News

Youth Tour Winners The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour was established to inspire our next generation of leaders. Students who participate receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to learn about the cooperative business model, meet elected officials, visit monuments and museums, tour federal agencies and discuss issues that are most [...]

2022-05-11T08:33:34-06:00April 29th, 2022|Categories: Circuits|

To Our Members

From Your President/CEO & Board Chair:  This past year, our employees were up for the continued challenges that COVID-19 and its new strains brought. Many of our members struggled to pay their bills and at one point we had 19,195 members, with over $6 million past due. Our member services representatives did a great job working [...]

2022-03-29T10:55:14-06:00March 28th, 2022|Categories: Circuits|

2022 Summer Promotions

Take advantage of these promotional rebates! Install a qualifying, energy-saving air-source heat pump or ductless air-source heat pump and save.  The technology of today’s air-source heat pumps cool and heat your home, even in sub-zero temps, providing efficient, dependable and reliable comfort year-round. A ductless air-source heat pump is a good solution for homes [...]

2022-03-29T11:16:48-06:00March 28th, 2022|Categories: Circuits|