Giving Thanks

Here at Dakota Electric, we are thankful for our members and our employees who serve them. While our priority is always to provide safe, reliable and affordable electricity, community is at the root of who we are as an electric cooperative. We are purposeful in partnering with local charitable causes, and work closely with our [...]

2022-10-31T11:07:25-06:00October 27th, 2022|Categories: Circuits|

Dakota Electric Goes to Washington D.C.

Representatives from Dakota Electric recently traveled to Washington D.C. as part of a delegation from the Minnesota Rural Electric Association (MREA), which is the statewide organization that supports the interests of rural cooperatives.They presented to Minnesota’s Congressional delegation on topics and issues important to rural cooperatives in Minnesota. This was Dakota Electric’s first time being [...]

2022-10-31T11:07:16-06:00October 27th, 2022|Categories: Circuits|


Maintaining Cyber, Physical Security are High Co-op Priorities  Dakota Electric strives to protect the grid and safeguard our members’ assets and data against cyberattacks. Co-ops work together and share cybersecurity information with each other, with industry partners and the federal government. Co-ops are seeking better access to government intelligence about threats so that they can respond [...]

2022-10-31T11:07:01-06:00October 27th, 2022|Categories: Circuits|

Energy Saving Tips for Winter

After a hot summer, it’s exciting to welcome cooler weather as we transition into winter, but if you’re not careful, higher energy consumption can sneak in too. Fall is the ideal time to switch the energy saving tools and habits used throughout your home to make sure you’re set up for savings when your next energy [...]

2022-10-31T11:06:50-06:00October 27th, 2022|Categories: Circuits|

2023 Board Election Information

Interested Director Candidates  In adherence with Dakota Electric’s bylaws and policies, an annual election is held where any eligible member may seek election to the board of directors in the district which they reside.  Members interested in seeking election for a director seat should visit Annual Meeting & Election page for [...]

2022-11-01T06:57:55-06:00October 27th, 2022|Categories: Circuits|

October Co-op News

Apply for the Touchstone Energy Award! Dakota Electric is now accepting applications for the Touchstone Energy Community Award, which recognizes nonprofit groups and community organizations that have shown a strong commitment to the community.  Applicants are evaluated on project scope, use of resources and the impact or value to the community. Three winners [...]

2022-09-30T09:38:50-06:00September 30th, 2022|Categories: Circuits|

National Co-op Month

The Membership Advantage Cooperatives (co-ops) are a vital contributor to the American economy and way of life. Nationally observed every October since 1964, Co-op Month is a chance to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions made by those who work in or benefit from co-ops. What is an electric co-op? Electric co-ops have a history and [...]

2022-09-30T09:38:46-06:00September 30th, 2022|Categories: Circuits|

Co-op Careers

Help Power The Future Those that work in the energy industry power life at home and the places we learn, play and work. These people, whether they work outside or in an office, are essential to keeping the lights on.The electric power industry is responsible for more than 7 million American jobs in communities large [...]

2022-09-30T09:38:40-06:00September 30th, 2022|Categories: Circuits|

Our Co-op History

1936: President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) providing a way to electrify rural homes. 1937: Dakota County Electric Cooperative was founded by a group of farmers with the help of the REA.1938: The first lights were turned on. (Photo 1)1939: The first annual meeting was held at Farmington high school. 1940: Kilowatthour Booster, [...]

2022-09-30T09:38:35-06:00September 30th, 2022|Categories: Circuits|