New CEO Announced

INTRODUCING Ryan Hentges Dakota Electric Association’s Board of Directors named Ryan Hentges as the next president and CEO of the member-owned electric distribution cooperative. Hentges has served in management at Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative, Jordan, since 2005, with the past seven years as the cooperative’s CEO. Hentges will assume responsibilities at Dakota Electric on March [...]

2023-02-28T09:21:06-06:00February 23rd, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

100% Carbon-Free By 2040

ENERGY BILL Governor Tim Walz signed a clean energy bill into law that will set Minnesota utilities on a path to go carbon-free by 2040. The 100% by 2040 legislation puts Minnesota at the forefront of energy and climate policy and aims to further shift utilities away from fossil fuels to wind, solar and other non-carbon [...]

2023-02-28T09:20:48-06:00February 23rd, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

All About EVs

Why Own An EV? Affordable to runThe average driver will save between $4,000 - $5,000 in fuel costs over the course of five years. EVs have lower maintenance costs since you can avoid oil changes, cooling system flushes, transmission servicing, air filter changes, spark plugs, drive belts, and more!Tax incentives can reduce the purchase price.Range & [...]

2023-02-28T09:20:36-06:00February 23rd, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

Annual Election Update

Every year, Dakota Electric Association holds an election for the board of directors, wherein one director position per district is up for election. Dakota Electric encourages all members to vote. Dakota Electric hires the third-party contractor Survey & Ballot Systems to run its annual elections. Two weeks prior to the annual election, each member will [...]

2023-02-28T09:20:24-06:00February 23rd, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

Touchstone Energy Community Award

Dakota Electric named Making Our Moms Successful (M.O.M.S.) Program, Burnsville, as the local 2022 Touchstone Energy Community Award winner. Dakota Middle School Lego League Sixth Graders, Eagan, and Winter Special Adventures, Vermillion, were named runners-up. Each organization received an award along with $500.  M.O.M.S. Program Provides long-term mentoring for single [...]

2023-01-31T11:21:31-06:00January 31st, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

Co-op News

RTA Charge and Advanced Meter Recovery fee There will be a slight increase to residential members’ bills in 2023 due to the resource & tax adjustment (RTA) charge and advanced meter recovery fee. How much is the increase? For residential members, the 2023 RTA will be $0.0027 per kilowatt-hour, which is $0.0007 higher [...]

2023-01-31T11:24:53-06:00January 31st, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

Member Testimonial

Energy efficiency has always been top of mind for Bob and Colleen of Lakeville.  Prior to building their home in 1977, Bob spent a year in the library learning how they could build their home to be more energy efficient. They built their home using 2x6 construction, which allowed for more insulation, built a wood [...]

2023-01-31T11:25:25-06:00January 31st, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

Load Management Programs

SAVE MONEY!  Participate in one or more of the following load management (also known as off-peak) programs and receive electricity at nearly half the regular rate!  Learn more at To enroll, contact the Energy Experts® at 651-463-6243 or [email protected] Storage Programs Available for electric water heaters, electric thermal storage heaters and slab storage floor [...]

2023-01-31T11:25:59-06:00January 31st, 2023|Categories: Circuits|

2023 Energy Wise Rebates

Check out this year’s Energy Wise rebates for your home. For more information and for rebate forms, please visit our rebate page. 

2023-01-31T11:26:32-06:00January 31st, 2023|Categories: Circuits|