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Dakota Electric crews work on power restoration after storms

UDPATE: Call in if still out of power FARMINGTON, Minn. (7 p.m., July 18, 2015) — Dakota Electric Association crews continue to work on the remaining outages after last night’s storm. Less than 30 are still out of power and everyone should be on tonight.  Member who are currently still out of power are urged to [...]

July 18th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

Local students return from Washington D.C. trip

Five area high school students, sponsored by Dakota Electric Association, recently returned from a Washington D.C. trip-of-a-lifetime. Dakota Electric’s students joined more than 1,600 students from across the nation (41 from Minnesota) for the 51st annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Rural Electric Youth Tour held June 13-18. Dakota Electric Association awarded the students the [...]

July 6th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric finishes busy spring of environmental activity

Dakota Electric Association donated more than 5,100 tree seedlings this spring, as it wraps up a full schedule of assisting with community plantings and environmental events throughout its service territory. Each year, Dakota Electric participates in a variety of Arbor Day and environmental events by donating seedlings and providing educational information and assistance. This year, Dakota [...]

June 3rd, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

Outstanding reliability and service reported at Dakota Electric’s Annual Meeting

Providing quality service to the member-owners, outstanding reliability, new solar initiatives and innovations in power generation 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 30. President and CEO Greg Miller discussed actions taken by Dakota Electric to help keep [...]

May 4th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

Solar Fair coming to Lakeville

Dakota Electric Association along with Lakeville Friends of the Environment invite the public to learn more about residential solar installations at the Solar Vendor Fair, April 22. This Earth Day event will provide the public the opportunity to learn about many aspects of producing power through solar.  This free, informal vendor tradeshow will feature local solar [...]

April 9th, 2015|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 Samson Ghirmai, Jessica Kostecki and Megan Smith, Apple Valley High School, Patrick Hartshorn, Lakeville North High School; Tanner Ruppe, Northfield High School. The students will participate in the National Rural Electric Association’s (NRECA) [...]

April 8th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric annual meeting held Thursday, April 30

Dakota Electric Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, April 30, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church social hall at 22120 Denmark Ave., Farmington (next to Dakota Electric’s office). The meeting begins at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m., and refreshments will be served before the meeting.  Dakota Electric members will have the opportunity to [...]

March 6th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

Energy training for teachers offered through Dakota Electric

Dakota Electric Association is seeking educators who desire to learn about the energy industry from June 15-18. The Lignite Council is offering this seminar again in 2015 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, [...]

February 25th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

DataBank Eagan Venture Recognized as Business Recruitment Project of the Year

The Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM) recognized Dakota Electric Association and the city of Eagan for their work in attracting national data center provider, DataBank, at the ‘Excellence in Economic Development Awards’ ceremony held on January 22 in Brooklyn Park. The DataBank project was selected as the ‘2015 Business Recruitment Project of the Year’ not [...]

February 18th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|

Dakota Electric launches mobile website and billing for improved service

Dakota Electric Association members can now easily view information and quickly pay their electric bills on their mobile devices thanks to a newly launched mobile website, announced by the member-owned cooperative. “We have provided our most sought after information on our mobile website,” Mike Fosse, vice president, Energy and Member Services, said. “This will allow members [...]

February 9th, 2015|Categories: Press Release|