Touchstone Energy® Community Award applications being accepted

Dakota Electric Association is now accepting applications for the Touchstone Energy Community Award, which recognizes non-profit groups and community organizations that have shown a strong commitment to the community. The award acknowledges the efforts of those who have had an impact in our community. Those who should consider applying are organizations that have possibly touched the [...]

2022-10-03T15:30:37-06:00October 3rd, 2022|Categories: Press Release|

Dual fuel participants should prepare for more control this winter

Members of Dakota Electric Association who are on the dual fuel load management program are encouraged to make sure they have adequate supplies of their secondary fuel source this winter. Dakota Electric’s power supplier, Great River Energy, has notified its member cooperatives that it expects to increase control hours this winter due to high prices [...]

2022-09-27T08:27:20-06:00September 27th, 2022|Categories: Press Release|

2022 Energy Trends Expo to be held Sept. 29

Dakota Electric Association and Lakeville Friends of the Environment are hosting the annual Energy Trends Expo at the Eagan Community Center, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sept. 29. The 2022 Energy Trends Expo will focus on reliability and optimization. Attendees will have the opportunity to see electric vehicles up close, attend breakout sessions and talk [...]

2022-09-22T15:00:48-06:00September 22nd, 2022|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric to hold food drive at Lakeville Hy-Vee

Dakota Electric Association is hosting a food drive for The Open Door on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hy-Vee on Pilot Knob Ave. in Lakeville. Dakota Electric will match cash donations and for every pound of food, Dakota Electric will donate $1 to the food shelf. Those who donate food [...]

2022-09-14T09:40:04-06:00September 7th, 2022|Categories: Press Release|

Load management helps everyone save money

Have you noticed more load control lately? Did you know that the decision to control electric load comes from our power supplier, Great River Energy, and it can come due to numerous factors including power costs, availability of generation, transmission line accessibility and weather. One of the reasons there has been more load control recently is [...]

2022-08-24T12:01:04-06:00August 24th, 2022|Categories: Press Release|

Local students return from “amazing” trip to Washington D.C.

Five area high school students, sponsored by Dakota Electric Association, recently returned from a Washington D.C. trip-of-a-lifetime. Dakota Electric awarded the students the trip after they completed the application and interview process in March. The five local winners were Chloe Bechard, Eagan High School; Taryn Hillerud, Eagan High School; Madysen Leick, Eastview High School; Meti Negewo, [...]

2022-07-21T15:14:59-06:00July 21st, 2022|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric named five-time Employer of Excellence

Representing Dakota Electric Association at the award event was (L-R): director Bill Middlecamp, director Margaret Schreiner, human resources generalist Kaitlyn Simon, human resources manager Amy Hansen, community relations director Peggy Johnson, director Clay Van De Bogart, and director Jerry Pittman. The Dakota-Scott Workforce Development Board has named Dakota Electric Association one of the [...]

2022-06-17T12:06:45-06:00June 17th, 2022|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 $1,979,495 [...]

2022-06-09T14:26:33-06:00June 9th, 2022|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric rallies park volunteers for the 18th year of helping in local parks

About 35 Dakota Electric Association members volunteered their time on May 7 at Lake Byllesby Regional Park near Cannon Falls as part of the annual, statewide, Touchstone Energy GreenTouch Day. Planting native species as part of the GreenTouch event at Lake Byllesby Regional Park. Volunteers of all ages planted 1,200 native plants in the [...]

2022-07-18T13:38:25-06:00June 2nd, 2022|Categories: Press Release|