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Electrical Farm Safety

Safety Tips for Farmworkers Farming is among the more dangerous occupations for several reasons, including potential for encounters with electrical hazards. Before taking to the fields, we want to remind farm workers to be aware of overhead power lines and to keep equipment and extensions far away from them.  Plan AheadKnow [...]

2022-09-30T09:38:28-06:00September 30th, 2022|Categories: Circuits|

Our Commitment to Safety

At Dakota Electric, we are committed to a culture of safety that is integral to our daily operations. We strive to provide our communities with safe, reliable and affordable electricity and to serve as your trusted energy advisor, now and well into the future.Power Line SafetyDakota Electric’s concern for safety extends beyond our employees. We care [...]

2022-08-31T11:34:45-06:00August 31st, 2022|Categories: Circuits|

Back To School Safety Tips

K-8th grade Keep fingers, writing utensils, paperclips and other objects away from electrical outlets. When unplugging electronics, always hold the base of the plug to pull it out — never yank from the cord. Stay clear of pad-mounted transformers (big green box) and other electrical equipment. Never throw shoes onto power lines and if you [...]

2022-08-31T11:13:03-06:00August 31st, 2022|Categories: Circuits|

Electric Vehicle Charging

As automakers roll out waves of new electric vehicle (EV) models, and improved battery technologies begin to vanquish “range anxiety” among prospective EV drivers, adequate public charging infrastructure will be a necessity. In 2021, 6.6 million EVs were sold in the U.S., more than double the number from 2020 and more than triple the amount from [...]

2022-08-31T11:12:53-06:00August 31st, 2022|Categories: Circuits|

Charging Programs

ChargeWise Electric Vehicle Programs Dakota Electric offers two voluntary options for charging your EV at home as well as a rebate of up to $500 to cover the cost of installing a charging circuit on either program. Off-peak storage rate This option offers members the lowest cost of off-peak electricity for charging an EV, but [...]

2022-08-31T11:12:42-06:00August 31st, 2022|Categories: Circuits|

Economic Development Update

Investing in our Communities Dakota Electric creates and fosters economic development opportunities for the benefit of new and/or existing businesses and local communities. By offering meaningful resources and services, we put energy into the communities we serve. Dakota Electric offers businesses site selection services, financial packaging, technical assistance with local, state and federal funding programs, [...]

2022-08-31T11:12:30-06:00August 31st, 2022|Categories: Circuits|

September Co-op News

2022 Energy Trends Expo Join us for our annual Energy Trends Expo!Thursday, Sept. 29, 5-7 p.m.Eagan Community Center1501 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN 55121 FREEVendor trade showElectric vehicle car showBreakout sessions Registration requested at:https://2022EnergyTrendsExpo.eventbrite.com Change in Call Center & Drive-Up Window Hours Starting October 3, 2022, our member services call [...]

2022-08-31T11:12:24-06:00August 31st, 2022|Categories: Circuits|

Grid Resiliency

Low Chance of Rolling Blackouts You may have read about the possibility of energy shortages and rolling blackouts this summer. While the chance of this is very low, we want to provide more information on this topic and alleviate concern.What are rolling blackouts?Rolling blackouts are controlled, temporary power outages that help bring balance to the supply [...]

2022-07-29T10:38:44-06:00July 29th, 2022|Categories: Circuits|

Battery Energy Storage

The United States is projected to have 4.6 GW of large-scale battery energy storage capacity by 2023. With various grid benefits and decreasing costs, the battery energy storage market will likely see continued growth in the coming decades. What is battery energy storage? Battery storage is a technology that enables power system operators and utilities to [...]

2022-07-29T10:38:25-06:00July 29th, 2022|Categories: Circuits|