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 [...]
UPDATE: Crews are working to restore the last couple dozen out of power as of about 8 a.m. this morning. FARMINGTON, Minn. (12:30 a.m., Feb. 21, 2014) — As of 12:30 a.m., Dakota Electric Association had approximately 400 consumers without power. Dakota Electric crews will be working through the night to restore those out of [...]
Dakota Electric Association will provide five high school juniors or seniors the opportunity to win a trip to Washington, D.C. as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Tour, June 13-19. Each June, more than 1,200 junior and senior students from across the country travel to Washington, D.C. for the NRECA Youth Tour. [...]
Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) selected Dakota Electric Association to participate in a solar study that seeks to implement a solar business model that will provide value to both utilities and those who seek to install solar. Dakota Electric, along with Steele Waseca Cooperative Electric, Owatonna, both Great River Energy cooperatives, were selected to participate in the [...]
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Dakota Electric Association distributed $25,710 in 2013 through its Helping Neighbors® program to the Community Action Program, The Salvation Army and 360 Communities for local energy assistance. In 2013, giving was down approximately $600 from the previous year. “This money is available because of our members’ generous donations to the Helping Neighbors program,” Greg Miller, Dakota [...]
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Dakota Electric Association recently awarded $20,000 to District 196. The money comes from unclaimed capital credits and will go toward two programs within the district. A portion of the money will provide support to the Leading and Developing Readiness Program at Rosemount High School. The program, know as LADR, helps high school students prepare for college, [...]