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All outages restored

FARMINGTON, Minn. (11:30 p.m., June 19, 2012) — Dakota Electric Association is happy to report that all outages have been restored. A severe thunderstorm ripped through the area early Tuesday morning knocking out power to more than 10,000 Dakota Electric members. The damage was widespread, making outage restoration difficult. All available crews were quickly dispatched to [...]

2017-03-16T12:32:18+00:00 June 19th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric crews working on outage restoration

FARMINGTON, Minn. (10:00 a.m., June 19, 2012) — Dakota Electric Association crews are out in force restoring outages from this morning’s damaging storms. More than 10,000 were without power, but crews have reduced that number to approximately 3,000 still without power at this time. The majority of those 3,000 should be restored by nightfall. But, due [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:19+00:00 June 19th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric crews continue working on outage restoration

FARMINGTON, Minn. (11:30 a.m., June 19, 2012) — Dakota Electric Association crews continue to make great progress on the widespread outages. Approximately 1,300 are still without power, down from a high of more than 10,000. The majority of these should be on by nightfall with some lingering into the next day or two. For updates, members [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:19+00:00 June 19th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric crews make significant progress

FARMINGTON, Minn. (2:00 p.m., June 19, 2012) — Dakota Electric Association crews continue to make great progress on the widespread outages. Approximately 500 are still without power, down from a high of more than 10,000. All of these should be restored by nightfall with some possibly lingering into the next day. Member who are currently still [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:19+00:00 June 19th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

EPA regulations on new power plants will reduce emissions and could increase cost of power

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking comments on a proposed regulation called The Greenhouse Gas New Source Performance Standard until June 25.   This standard, if adopted, will require new power plants larger than 25 megawatts to implement significant limits on carbon dioxide emissions. New combined cycle natural gas fired facilities will usually be able [...]

2017-03-16T12:32:18+00:00 June 7th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

Twins Youth Clinics coming to local communities

Dakota Electric Association and it’s wholesale power supplier, Great River Energy, are helping to present local Twins Youth Clinics this summer in local communities.   The free Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics are designed to teach basic fundamentals including hitting, fielding and throwing, while also providing participants with positive messages about staying in school and away [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:19+00:00 June 4th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric finishes busy spring of environmental activity

Dakota Electric Association donated more than 5,500 tree seedlings this spring, as it wraps up a full schedule of assisting with community plantings and environmental events throughout its service territory. Each spring, Dakota Electric participates in a variety of Arbor Day and environmental events by donating seedlings and providing educational information and assistance. Part of Dakota [...]

2017-03-16T12:32:18+00:00 May 24th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric celebrates 75 years with volunteering

In honor of Dakota Electric Association’s 75th anniversary, employees have decided to step up their volunteer efforts. Volunteering and community involvement are not new to Dakota Electric as demonstrated by the company being named the Outstanding Philanthropic Organization for 2011 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. However, employees have decided to increase volunteer efforts for 2012 [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:19+00:00 May 8th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric celebrates 75 years of serving its members at annual meeting

Dakota Electric Association’s member-owners attended the cooperative’s annual meeting, held in St. Michael’s social hall in Farmington on April 12. Four incumbent directors and one new director were elected and both bylaw amendments passed. Jerry Pittman, district 1, Clay Van De Bogart, district 2, Ken Danner, district 3, and Judy Kimmes, district 4, were all re-elected [...]

2018-02-08T10:10:19+00:00 April 12th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|

Energy training provided for local teachers

Dakota Electric Association and its wholesale power supplier, Great River Energy, are seeking teachers interested in receiving tools to make energy education part of their curriculum. Through hands-on activities and class discussions, K-12 teachers will learn how to enhance students' understanding of what energy is, where it comes from, and how it affects their lives when [...]

2017-03-16T12:32:18+00:00 April 11th, 2012|Categories: Press Release|