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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|

Capital Credits

A Member Advantage $6.3 Million Return Estimated in 2022This year, the board of directors approved the retirement of $6.3 million in capital credits to be paid back to members. Dakota Electric is returning the remaining 1998,1999, 2000, and 2001 allocations, and 75% of the 2002 allocation.What Are Capital Credits?Capital credits reflect each member’s ownership in Dakota [...]

2022-12-01T08:53:47-06:00December 1st, 2022|Categories: Circuits|

Holiday Lighting Tips

Ice. A Weighty Subject. Winter brings snow and outdoor fun, but ice is no reindeer game. Ice can affect power lines by the weight of the ice, tree branches breaking and falling onto the line or wind causing the lines to gallop.WeightIce is heavy and can cause power lines to sag and snap. [...]

2022-12-01T08:53:39-06:00December 1st, 2022|Categories: Circuits|