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Expanding the grid while maintaining reliability, resiliency

Courtesy: Great River Energy (GRE) The way electricity is produced is undergoing a dramatic transformation to include much more renewable energy resources.Because the energy resources used to serve our members are changing, the regional power grid that delivers electricity needs to change, too. Great River Energy, wholesale power supplier to Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric, is investing […]

Manager Connection: Cost of Power Increases

Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric (SWCE) legacy members will notice the Wholesale Market Adjustment (WMA) is increasing on their statement next month. Steele-Waseca SMEC (Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative) members (former Alliant Energy customers) will notice an increase to the monthly service charge and/or electric rate on their statement next month. As most of our members know, Steele-Waseca […]

Steele-Waseca board of directors approve mail-in ballot option for annual meeting voting

The Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric board of directors during their regular meeting, Dec. 21, decided voting for the co-op’s 2024 annual meeting will be conducted by a mail-in ballot, exclusively, prior to the event date in June. Members in attendance at the 2023 annual meeting approved changes to the co-op’s bylaws which allowed voting options instead […]

Making a Winter Driving Survival Kit

Use an empty three-pound coffee can or any similar container with a plastic cover to store the following items: Reverse batteries in the flashlight to avoid accidental switching and burnout. Warm batteries before using them. Store safety items in the passenger compartment when sever winter weather threatens in case the trunk is jammed or frozen […]

2024 Washington, D.C. Youth Tour scheduled June 18-23

Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric seeking applicants; will sponsor two eligible students Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric is accepting applications from eligible high school sophomores or juniors for an all-expense paid trip, valued at nearly $4,000, to Washington, D.C., for the 2024 Youth Tour, June 18-23.  The tour is coordinated through the Minnesota Rural Electric Association (MREA) and hosted […]

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