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Nearly all restored after storm damage

FARMINGTON, Minn. (7 p.m., Sept. 17, 2021) —Dakota Electric crews have made significant progress on the outages caused by last night’s severe storms. There are less than 500 out of power this evening and crews will continue to work into the night restoring power until everyone is back on. Outages began about 3 a.m. as a [...]

2021-09-17T18:08:07-06:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Crews make progress on storm damage

FARMINGTON, Minn. (11 a.m., Sept. 17, 2021) — Dakota Electric crews have made significant progress on the outages caused by last night’s severe storms. Outages began about 3 a.m. as a severe storm moved through Dakota County and the southern metro area of the Twin Cities. storm damage photo storm damage photo [...]

2021-09-17T10:19:08-06:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric and CoBank donate $20,000 to local organizations

Dakota Electric Association, along with CoBank, one of its lenders, recently donated $20,000 to three community organizations. 360 Communities received $10,000, and Dakota Woodlands and Hastings Family Services received $5,000 each. 360 Communities received a $10,000 check from CoBank and Dakota Electric recently. From L-R: David Jones, Dakota Electric director, Laurie Bolin, 360 Communities director [...]

2021-08-03T15:36:21-06:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric awards $160,000 in scholarships

One-hundred and one area high school students received scholarships this spring for their post-secondary education from Dakota Electric Association®. Others receiving part of the $160,000 unclaimed capital credits this year are students at Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College who will receive their scholarships in the fall. Dakota Electric has donated $1,819,495 [...]

2021-08-03T12:02:01-06:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric board affirms Great River Energy’s plan

Dakota Electric Association’s board of directors voted on Thursday, July 29, to approve the plan presented by Great River Energy, its wholesale power supplier, to sell Coal Creek Station generation plant in Bismarck, North Dakota, and the associated high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line to Rainbow Energy Center, LLC and Nexus Line, LLC respectively. The [...]

2021-07-29T13:57:02-06:00July 29th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Power Supply in Transition

Great River Energy letter Read a letter from Great River Energy CEO David Saggau.   Information on the PUC filing regarding the permit transfer of the transmission line On July 1, 2021, Great River Energy (GRE), on behalf of itself and Nexus Line, LLC filed a request with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for a [...]

2021-08-31T06:59:03-06:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Please Conserve Energy Today!

Please do your part to conserve energy today The heat wave we are experiencing has prompted the operator of the electric transmission system in our region to issue a maximum generation emergency event. Dakota Electric is asking its members to conserve electricity. Please cut back energy use until 10 p.m. today. Your cooperation is appreciated. [...]

2021-06-10T13:15:48-06:00June 10th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric and Great River Energy sponsor Twins 2021 Play Ball! Youth Clinic

Youth baseball players have an opportunity to learn baseball from staff at the Minnesota Twins organization during their visit to Farmington on June 19. Boys and girls from the ages of 6 to 12 can participate in the 2021 Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinic, which teaches basic fundamentals including hitting, fielding and throwing. The first session [...]

2021-06-01T09:40:26-06:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric named Employer of Excellence for fourth time

Dakota Electric human resources manage Malinda Mehrhoff (c), Directors (L-R) Bill Holton, Bill Middlecamp, David Jones and board chair Jerry Pittman hold the banner acknowledging the honor of being named and Employer of Excellence. The Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board has named Dakota Electric Association one of the Employers of Excellence for the fourth time. [...]

2021-05-26T13:46:13-06:00May 26th, 2021|Categories: Press Release|

Stay safe during planting

Always be aware of power line locations Farming equipment has become more massive and technologically advanced over time. While these welcome improvements help farmers cover more ground in less time, taller equipment and longer extensions can bring added challenges around power lines. As farmers start entering the fields for planting, Dakota Electric Association urges everyone in [...]

2021-05-03T15:15:18-06:00May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Press Release|