Plugging In

Understanding Electric Vehicle Charging Trading a gas pump for a plug is a wonderful thing. Yet, recharging an electric vehicle is different from refueling a gas vehicle. Rather than going to a gas station when the tank is empty, EV drivers charge where they park, adding range at home, [...]

2020-08-31T07:49:34-06:00August 26th, 2020|Categories: Circuits|

New Technology

Four electric vehicle chargers installed at Dakota Electric headquarters promote the advancement of EV infrastructure. As the general public’s awareness of electric vehicle technology increases, more of our members are comfortable with purchasing and owning a plug-in EV. On average, we receive a call a day from members interested [...]

2020-09-11T08:18:09-06:00August 26th, 2020|Categories: Circuits|

Programs For Your EV & Home

ChargeWise For Your EV Time of Use Program An electric vehicle charger installed on Dakota Electric’s time-of-use rate will always receive electricity, so you can charge your vehicle whenever needed. A special meter is installed that allows the rate to fluctuate based on the time of day you charge your EV. Storage Program [...]

2020-08-31T07:49:22-06:00August 26th, 2020|Categories: Circuits|

The Cooperative Way

As a local business, we are proud to power your life and bring good things to our community. So, when we receive a letter from a member thanking us for our service, we are happily reminded of the foundation on which our cooperative is built; commitment to community. We are a member-owned, not-for-profit electric distribution [...]

2020-08-31T07:49:14-06:00August 26th, 2020|Categories: Circuits|

Co-op News

Assistance for Military Service Personnel If a member is ordered into active duty, for deployment or for a change of duty station, Minnesota law may protect these military personnel and their families from shutoff if they cannot pay their utility bills in full. Call 651-463-6212 to get an application and set up a [...]

2020-09-02T08:51:03-06:00August 26th, 2020|Categories: Circuits|

Smart Home Technology

Higher Rebates End on September 30 During these uncertain times, Dakota Electric is providing enhanced rebates and special promotions to help its members. Offers are only available for equipment purchased June 1, 2020, through September 30, 2020. Learn more by contacting the Energy Experts® at 651-463-6243 or email [email protected] Please [...]

2020-08-31T07:49:00-06:00August 26th, 2020|Categories: Circuits|

Women in Power

The Role Women Play in the Power Industry In times of industry change, having a more diverse and gender-balanced workforce is an advantage. With the growing number of technical and economic changes affecting the power generation, transmission and distribution industries, the value of women in the workforce has never been greater. According [...]

2020-08-12T08:18:54-06:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Circuits|


Meter and Load Control Receiver Upgrade Dakota Electric is in the process of updating our older meters to advanced digital meters to better serve our members. We sat down with Dakota Electric’s project owner, Craig Turner, to discuss the most frequently asked questions surrounding the project. What is the timeline for [...]

2020-08-12T08:18:37-06:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Circuits|