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Please Conserve Energy Today!

Please do your part to conserve energy today The heat wave we are experiencing has prompted the operator of the electric transmission system in our region to issue a maximum generation emergency event. Dakota Electric is asking its members to conserve electricity. Please cut back energy use until 10 p.m. today. Your cooperation is appreciated. [...]

2021-06-10T13:15:48-06:00June 10th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Lights Out?

What You Need To Know About Power Outages Summer storms, accompanied by heavy wind and lightning, are major causes of power outages. However, there are many other causes of power outages that can strike at unexpected times. Animals, underground cable failures, trees and vegetation are a few of Dakota Electric’s top causes for [...]

2021-05-28T07:17:56-06:00May 28th, 2021|Categories: Circuits|

Electric Reliability

How your cooperative maintains a safe and reliable electric system After the February power failures in Texas, Dakota Electric members may be concerned about the reliability of their electricity. Rest assured, your electric cooperative is more than prepared. Our focus on planning, proactive maintenance and investment in infrastructure improves our ability [...]

2021-04-30T07:11:04-06:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Circuits|

A Day in May

Visit Safe Electricity Dakota Electric on YouTube It was an average Illinois day in May — one that started like any other, when Cody Conrady was at work for an ag fertilizer company. He was an assistant manager, and it was his next-to-last day on the job. They were understaffed [...]

2021-04-30T07:10:57-06:00April 19th, 2021|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 [...]

2021-04-30T07:10:49-06:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Circuits|

Vegetation Management

Many power outages are caused by trees and limbs falling on power lines during bad weather, interrupting the continuous electrical service our members have come to expect. In 2020, Dakota Electric embarked on a five-year vegetation management plan allowing us to spot potential issues ahead of time, perform line maintenance and provide safe and reliable [...]

2021-04-30T07:10:41-06:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Circuits|