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Board Director Duane Edwardson dies at the age of 84

Board seeks to fill vacant board position in District 3 Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric District 3 Director Duane R. Edwardson of rural Ellendale died Monday, Aug. 28, at the age of 84. Duane was elected to the Steele-Waseca board of directors during the annual meeting in June 2003. He served as chaplain for the co-op for […]

Cold Weather Rule notification

216B.097 Cold Weather Rule; Cooperative or Municipal Utility Subdivision 1. Application; notice to residential customer. (a) A municipal utility or a cooperative electric association must not disconnect and must reconnect the utility service of a residential customer during the period between October 1 and April 30 if the disconnection affects the primary heat source for […]

Steele-Waseca tours member businesses

Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric board members, managers and employees, Aug. 3, toured BioPlastic Solutions in Ellendale, the Hope Creamery, and Absolute Air in Faribault to learn how their power needs are integral for their respective operations. The co-op’s tour group in the above, lower right photo included (front row, left to right): General Manager Syd Briggs, […]

Questions to consider before installing rooftop solar

by Abby Berry, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) “Free energy from the sun and lower electric bills…Where do I sign up?” The benefits of installing rooftop solar panels may seem like a no-brainer, but the reality is, not every home (and homeowner’s situation) is always right for solar. There are several factors to consider […]

Are you covered if your electronics sustain damage after an outage?

A power outage or power surge—whether triggered by a storm, lightning, trees, animals, or vehicles hitting power poles—can damage computer equipment, TVs, and other appliances in your home. These events are all out of Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric’s control and the co-op does not compensate for any damaged equipment. However, most homeowner’s insurance policies cover losses […]

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