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Local teacher completes graduate school studies

Celeste Kogl, a physics teacher at Farmington High School, has completed a rigorous 12-credit course through Hamline University’s Graduate School of Education’s continuing studies program and the CREED (Center for Renewable Energy Education and Demonstration) Project. “The quantity of material paired with the opportunities to witness the topics firsthand through experimentation and exploration would not be [...]

May 9th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

FBI agent discusses cyber security with Dakota Electric’s business members

Dakota Electric Association recently hosted a commercial member meeting on the topic of cyber security. Lizabeth Lehrkamp, special agent (SA) with FBI cyber security, discussed the various threats businesses — and even the nation — face and how to protect against such attacks. Marc Child, information security program manager from Dakota Electric’s wholesale power supplier, Great [...]

May 2nd, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric members hear updates at annual meeting

Communication with member owners, outstanding reliability even with a tough winter and solar initiatives were a few of the topics discussed at Dakota Electric Association’s annual meeting, held in the social hall at St. Michael’s in Farmington on April 24. President and CEO Greg Miller discussed challenges faced while trying to provide affordable, reliable electricity. Regarding [...]

April 28th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

Ceminsky wins Dakota Electric’s Township Leader award

Dakota Electric Association recently awarded Mark Ceminsky, Farmington, the Township Leader of the Year award. Each year, Dakota Electric seeks to recognize outstanding leadership with the award, and Dakota Electric directors Margaret Schreiner and Paul Trapp attended a recent Dakota County Township Officers Association meeting to present the award to Ceminsky. Ceminsky has been a Eureka [...]

April 16th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

Increased level of scams reported in our area

Dakota Electric Association wants to remind members to beware of any suspicious phone calls from people asking for personal financial information. Utilities across the country are seeing increased incidences of scams targeting residential and business customers. Local police have reported an increase in scams in our area. Individuals claiming to be utility employees or collection agency [...]

April 15th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

Teacher seminar offered free to teachers

Dakota Electric Association is seeking educators who desire to learn about the energy industry from June 16-19. The Lignite Council is offering the seminar again in 2014 due to overwhelming positive feedback it has received from past participants. Teachers of all grade levels are accepted, and Dakota Electric, along with its power supplier, Great River Energy, [...]

April 3rd, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

Area students traveling to Washington, D.C. in June

Five local high school students were recently selected to receive a trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored by Dakota Electric Association. The winners are Rhett Carlson, Apple Valley High School, Jay Casella, Eagan High School; Aaron Mamer, Hastings High School; Anna Marie Rutz, Farmington High School; and Grant Udelhofen, Apple Valley High School. The students will participate [...]

April 1st, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric donates $8,000 to lineworker program at DCTC

Students attending Dakota County Technical College’s electrical line worker program will have new tools to work with later this year. Dakota Electric Association recently donated $8,000 from unclaimed capital credits to DCTC for its educational program that trains future line workers. Dakota Electric board members Paul Bakken, Jack DeYoe, Janet Lekson and Margaret Schreiner and President [...]

March 20th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

What is it like to read meters in the winter?

Dakota Electric's meter readers would love it if you could help them out this winter. Several feet of snow on the ground make it very hard to get to all the meters in our service territory each month. It would help a great deal if our members would clear a path to the meter. Watch this [...]

March 11th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|

ALERT: Extended water heater control this week

Wholesale energy market conditions will require additional water heating control this week beginning Monday, March 10 and possibly going through Friday, March 14, both in the morning and afternoon hours. During wholesale energy market conditions, our off-peak programs become very valuable to Great River Energy, our wholesale power provider. We appreciate those members that help Dakota [...]

March 10th, 2014|Categories: Press Release|