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Dakota Electric members donate more than $27,000 to needy

Dakota Electric Association distributed $27,258 in 2016 through its Helping Neighbors® program to the Community Action Program, The Salvation Army and 360 Communities for local energy assistance. “This money is available because of our members’ generous donations to the Helping Neighbors program,” Greg Miller, Dakota Electric president and chief executive officer, said. “Dakota Electric is merely [...]

February 8th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric offers students free trip to Washington D.C.

Dakota Electric Association will provide five high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Tour, June 10-15. Each June, more than 1,200 students from across the country travel to Washington, D.C. for the NRECA Youth Tour. During the trip they learn [...]

January 24th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

Nominating Committee selects director candidates

In accordance with Section 3, Article III, of the Bylaws of this Association, we the undersigned Nominating Committee, in a meeting assembled on January 23, 2017, in the office of Dakota Electric Association, have selected the following nominees for directorship of said Association to be on the ballot for the annual meeting to be held on [...]

January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric donates $40,000 to local schools

Dakota Electric Association recently awarded $10,000 from unclaimed capital credits to go to specific needs at three different school districts and Inver Hills Community College. Hastings, Inver Grove Heights and South St. Paul school districts and Inver Hills Community College were recipients of the donations and attended a recent Dakota Electric board meeting to receive the [...]

January 16th, 2017|Categories: Press Release|

Kids ‘n Kinship wins local Touchstone Energy Community Award

River Valley Band of Hastings and Eagan Art Festival named runners-up Dakota Electric Association named Kids ‘n Kinship, Apple Valley, as the local 2016 Touchstone Energy Community Award winner. River Valley Band of Hastings and Eagan Art Festival were named runners-up, and each of the non-profits received a plaque and a check for $500. “Dakota Electric [...]

December 29th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric provides $60,000 energy incentive check to Thomson Reuters

Dakota Electric Association recently presented Thomson Reuters with a $60,000 energy incentive check for selecting high-efficiency components while upgrading equipment in their datacenter. Dakota Electric provides rebates for businesses of all sizes, and for all types of energy efficient upgrades, and so far this year, Dakota Electric has awarded more than $1.6 million dollars to local [...]

December 1st, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

Reed Wins Dakota Electric’s Township Leader Award

Dakota Electric Association recently awarded Jeff Reed, Hampton, the Outstanding Leader of the Year award. Each year, Dakota Electric seeks to recognize outstanding leadership with the award, and Dakota Electric Director Judy Kimmes attended a recent Dakota County Township Officers Association meeting to present the award to Reed. “I was pretty surprised and honored,” Reed said [...]

November 18th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

Beware of energy scams

Utilities across the country are reporting a rise in scam artists who are using energy- related ploys to get into the bank accounts of customers. The Better Business Bureaus and state attorneys general say such schemes tend to be more common during periods when increased energy use from heating or cooling can offer higher payoffs. Dakota [...]

November 17th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric members to receive dedicated solar energy

More renewable, solar energy will be flowing to Dakota Electric members Dakota Electric Association, along with its power supplier Great River Energy, is pleased to announce a joint solar project that will provide dedicated solar power directly to Dakota Electric’s membership. The one-megawatt (MW) solar array will be built along Highway 61 in Marshan Township by [...]

October 28th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|

HealthPartners names Dakota Electric as award winner

HealthPartners named Dakota Electric mid-sized Workplace Wellness Spotlight Award winner at the Minnesota Society for Human Resource Management Conference on October 9. Each year, HealthPartners recognizes three organizations for their annual Wellness Spotlight Awards, selecting them based on best practices and innovation in health and wellness programs with one “best-in-class” organization selected from the large, mid-size [...]

October 20th, 2016|Categories: Press Release|