2022 Energy Tour

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(Registration begins Aug. 1, 2022, at 5 a.m., spots are limited.)

About This Event

Dakota Electric’s energy tours offer an up-close look at a variety of energy generation sites. The cost is $10 per person, including transportation and lunch. Vegetarian options are available (please indicate upon registration). Children must be at least 12 years old and accompanied by an adult. Tours fill on a first-come, first-served basis. *Masking Optional*


Please arrive at Dakota Electric’s Farmington headquarters at least 15 minutes prior to the event. For questions, please contact Joe Miller at 651-463-6178.

Thursday, Sept. 8, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 9, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


McNeilus Wind Farm
Located in Dodge Center, Minnesota, includes 41 turbines. Members will have the opportunity to go inside the base of a turbine and talk to an engineer.

Pleasant Valley Station
Near Sargeant, Minnesota, is a natural gas peaking plant that generates electricity during times of high electrical demand.

Randolph Solar
Near Randolph, Minnesota, learn about solar generation when we visit our two-megawatt solar site.

Schedule of Events

  • 7:30 – Rolls & Coffee at Dakota Electric
  • 7:45 – Board the bus
  • 9:20 – McNeilus Wind Farm
  • 11:30 – Pleasant Valley Station
  • 12:40 – Lunch
  • 3:00 – Randolph Solar Field
  • 4:00 – Arrive back at Dakota Electric

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