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Electric system resilient during sweltering heat

Great River Energy (GRE) This summer’s hot weather has led to Minnesotans scrambling for shade and seeking refuge in the air conditioning—but the electric grid has performed as expected, even when demand for electricity approached record levels. “We were staffed up and monitoring the situation closely, but the transmission network overall held up quite well,” […]

Manager Connection – Distracted Driving

By Syd Briggs,General Manager Some temptations are difficult to resist whether it’s a dessert, snack, shopping, social media, or other guilty pleasures. Even though Minnesota laws have changed, while driving, we may hear that “ding” on our phone, alerting us to a text or call coming through, and we sometimes feel the urgent need to […]

Master Electrician Joel Dulas having an active start with Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric

Since late spring through summer, Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric has been keeping new Master Electrician Joel Dulas active serving our members since the retirement of Mark McDonald at the end of April this year. “The water heater and heat pump programs have occupied a lot of time as well as a few underground faults,” said Joel, […]

Heat pumps built for summer cooling, colder winter weather

Advancements in air source heat pump (ASHP) technology for colder climates have led to increased adoption of these systems in recent years. Great River Energy (GRE) serves members across Minnesota, including Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric, and is part of the Minnesota ASHP Collaborative, a joint effort that also includes Center for Energy and Environment (CEE), Minnesota […]

Seykora, Kindseth thankful for Youth Tour experience in Washington, D.C.

Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric’s 2022 Youth Tour delegates, Nate Seykora and Alex Kindseth, each expressed gratitude in having the opportunity to travel with Minnesota’s delegation and experience Washington, D.C., June 14-19. Nate shared that from the Arlington National Cemetery to Mount Vernon, the NRECA (National Rural Electric Cooperative Association) tour “was an unforgettable experience.” “I am […]

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