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Meter Update

New smart meters are alerting us to potential problems ahead of time, so we can provide better reliability for our members. We are excited to annouce that our new meter project is on track to be 40% complete by the end of 2020.  Since June of 2020, Dakota Electric [...]

2020-11-30T05:50:16-06:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Circuits|

Capital Credits

$4.4 million returned to members One of the benefits of being a member of Dakota Electric means you get a portion of the cooperative’s margins. When Dakota Electric’s annual revenue exceeds expenses, it returns the margins — or capital credits — to members based on their annual electric bill. [...]

2020-11-30T05:50:34-06:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Circuits|

Focus on:

Community Schools Since 2013, Dakota Electric has donated more than $340,000 of unclaimed capital credits to school districts in its service area. This year, Burnsville and Hastings school districts received $25,000 each, which will be used to fund specific educational projects and reach district goals. Burnsville [...]

2020-11-30T05:50:23-06:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Circuits|

Grid Resiliency

Could rolling blackouts happen here? "Resiliency is a 24/7, year-round task." Great River Energy A record-breaking heat wave hit California in August, causing the state’s three biggest utilities to cut power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses for about an hour at a time until [...]

2020-10-28T07:04:54-06:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: Circuits|

Utility Scam Awareness

Utility scams are common because of the vast number of utilities that exist, plus consumers are understandably anxious with the threat of disruption to their electric, heating or water service. Protect yourself by being aware of common utility scams. If you are ever contacted by a person or company you can’t verify, hang up and [...]

2020-10-28T07:04:42-06:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: Circuits|

Solar Awareness

The energy industry is undergoing rapid change, and technology is paving the way for innovation in the way energy is used, produced, stored and shared. While the changing energy market has created more options for members, it has also resulted in more utility scams and misleading information surrounding solar installations in particular. [...]

2020-10-28T07:04:36-06:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: Circuits|