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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 […]

Suds and savings: 10 ways to save energy in the laundry room

by Abby Berry, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Your clothes washer and dryer account for a significant portion of energy consumption from major appliances, and let’s face it—laundry is no one’s favorite chore. Make the most of your laundry energy use! There are several easy ways you can save energy (and money) in the […]

Short Circuits Issue 101: Cooperation

By Jen Shimpach, SWCE Issue 101 tl;dr: Co-ops help communities ravaged by recent floods, co-ops send in barge carrying bucket trucks after tornado hits island, co-op crews restore power after major winter storm But first: One of the seven electric co-op principles is cooperation among cooperatives. We believe that co-ops serve their members most effectively […]

Gopher State One Call

Transmission utility partnership builds under Grid North Partners Whether it’s simple like planting a tree, or installing a mailbox, contacting Gopher State One Call (GSOC) before starting your project may allow you to avoid costly damages to underground facilities. GSOC is not responsible for contacting locators to paint or flag your private facilities. Steele-Waseca Cooperative […]

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,” […]

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