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Power Supply Transformation Continues

New ownership group for Coal Creek Station plans carbon capture and renewables Great River Energy is the second largest electric power supplier in Minnesota and one of the largest generation and transmission cooperatives in the country. Great River Energy, Dakota Electric’s wholesale power provider, reached an agreement to sell the Coal Creek Station power [...]

2021-07-29T09:20:33-06:00July 29th, 2021|Categories: Circuits|

How Electricity Works

Generation (Great River Energy) Electricity is produced with diverse energy sources and technologies at generation facilities. These facilities require the energy from fuels like coal, natural gas, hydroelectric energy and renewable energy such as solar and wind to produce electricity. Generation facilities are the first step in providing electricity to you. Transmission (Great River [...]

2021-07-29T09:20:24-06:00July 29th, 2021|Categories: Circuits|

Clean and Convenient Electricity

As Great River Energy transforms its power supply portfolio to include more renewable resources, the electricity generated will get cleaner and cleaner. Additionally, participating in energy conservation and load management (off-peak) programs helps delay the need for further electricity generation by Great River Energy — saving Dakota Electric and its members money.In 2020, Dakota Electric members [...]

2021-07-29T09:20:20-06:00July 29th, 2021|Categories: Circuits|

Apply For Energy Assistance Today

Dakota Electric has resumed collection activity, including disconnections and late fees, based on account status. Members with past-due accounts were mailed disconnection notices on June 1, and are subject to disconnection as soon as August 2. We want to help our members find energy assistance resources that can help bring their account current. Minnesota’s Energy [...]

2021-07-29T09:20:10-06:00July 29th, 2021|Categories: Circuits|

ECO Act Passes

Members to benefit from upgrades to Minnesota’s energy efficiency standards  After nearly four years of work, the Energy Conservation & Optimization (ECO) Act, a bill led by electric cooperatives, passed the legislature at the close of the regular session with strong bipartisan support and was signed by Governor Walz.  Thank you to [...]

2021-06-30T06:53:04-06:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Circuits|

Beneficial Electrification Programs

Beneficial electrification supports the use of more all-electric appliances and equipment, such as electric heat pumps and electric vehicles, and provides users with clean and efficient products. Widespread beneficial electrification reduces greenhouse gas emissions and fosters a more robust and resilient electrical grid.  Dakota Electric’s electric vehicle charging programs are the type of innovative, beneficial [...]

2021-06-30T06:52:58-06:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Circuits|

Focus On: Heat Pumps

With heating and cooling accounting for some of the largest energy expenses for homeowners, it makes sense to install one high-efficiency appliance to keep costs as low as possible. In addition to your furnace, an air-source heat pump (ASHP) uses electricity to heat and cool. It works like an air conditioner (A/C) to cool, and [...]

2021-06-30T06:52:51-06:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Circuits|