Farm Safety & Health Week Sept. 17-23

As we observe National Farm Safety and Health Week, we emphasize the importance of farm electrical safety to protect lives and ensure a sustainable future for our farming communities. Here are some essential measures that farmers and agricultural workers should follow: Regular electrical system inspectionsConducting routine inspections of electrical systems, wiring and [...]

2023-09-05T12:48:04-05:00September 1st, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

Back-To-School Electrical Safety Tips

As kids head back to school, here are some electrical safety tips that are useful whether they’re starting college, or their first day of school. K-8th gradeKeep 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 [...]

2023-09-05T12:48:19-05:00September 1st, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

Participate in Wellspring Renewable Energy

By participating in Wellspring Renewable Energy, members not only help support wind and solar development in Minnesota, but they also help reduce our dependency on non-renewable energy sources. Participating in Wellspring Wellspring Renewable Energy is a voluntary program that gives Dakota Electric members a way to provide additional support for renewable [...]

2023-09-05T15:03:54-05:00September 1st, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

New Director Joins Dakota Electric Association’s Board

Dakota Electric's board of directors announces the appointment of Cyndee Fields as a new member of the Board of Directors. The appointment comes following a vacancy in District 3 after long-time board director Bill Holton passed away in 2022.Effective Immediately, Cyndee Fields assumes director responsibilities and will fulfill the District 3, Seat 2 term until the [...]

2023-09-05T15:07:44-05:00September 1st, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

ChargeWise Electric Vehicle (EV) 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 and meter on either program. Off-peak storage rate This option offers members the lowest cost of off-peak electricity for charging an EV. [...]

2023-09-05T15:17:46-05:00September 1st, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

Member Appreciation Event Recap

Dakota Electric's annual Member Appreciation Event returned to the Minnesota Zoo on July 13 after a hiatus since 2019. The annual event is a gesture to thank our valued members for their ongoing support.Over 5,000 members enjoyed free admission to the Minnesota Zoo, creating an evening filled with excitement and exploration. Members had the opportunity to [...]

2023-08-01T14:15:15-05:00August 1st, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

Understanding Your Bill

Understanding your electric bill is more than just deciphering a set of numbers and charges — it is a key to managing your energy consumption, saving money and promoting a sustainable future. Understanding your electric bill empowers you to take advantage of Dakota Electric's energy-saving programs and rebates which allow you to optimize your energy usage. [...]

2023-08-01T11:21:42-05:00August 1st, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

How Much Does It Cost

Estimating Electricity Use & Cost Step 1: Your electric bill is determined by the number of kilowatt-hours (kWh) used during a billing period. For 2022, the average kWh cost was 12.92¢. Step 2: Wattage determines electrical use per hour and can be found on the serial plate of the appliance. Electric load may [...]

2023-08-01T14:15:50-05:00August 1st, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

Summer Energy-Saving Tips

Close blinds & drapes during the day to keep the heat out.Turn off lights and ceiling fans when you leave a room. Fans cool people, not rooms.Schedule regular maintenance for your cooling equipment to maximize efficiency.Use solar lights to brighten up your outdoor space.Replace disposable air filters once every month to maximize efficiency, or follow manufacturers guidelines.Install [...]

2023-08-01T14:15:27-05:00August 1st, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

Free Safe ID Kits

Dakota Electric donated The McGruff Safe Kids ID Kits to our local police departments to hand out at schools and other community events. These kits aim to teach children about safety in a fun and friendly way. The kits include: Tear-out fingerprint card with child-safe fingerprint inkMcGruff the Crime Dog tear-out emergency numbers card911 instructionsDNA collection [...]

2023-08-01T14:15:05-05:00August 1st, 2023|Categories: Circuits|