76th Annual Meeting Highlights

Dairyland Power's 76th Annual Meeting, "United We Shine," was held in La Crosse on June 7. During the meeting, Barb Nick, President and CEO, highlighted 2016's successes in solar and wind energy additions. She also announced a new partnership to develop a renewable energy-enabling natural gas plant to support additional renewable energy sources and the future cooperative's growth.>more

Check out the Dairyland Bird Cam!

Peregrine falcon chicks have hatched at Dairyland's power plant nesting sites in Alma and Genoa, Wis. Online visitors can keep track of the raptors via streaming video on our Bird Cam throughout the nesting season. >more

DPC featured on new Rural Solar Stories website

Dairyland is pleased to be the first featured co-op on a new website, ruralsolarstories.org. Rural Solar Stories highlights cooperative leaders in solar energy development. Check it out! >more

Dairyland's Major Solar Projects Coming Online

In 2016, Dairyland announced 15 major solar projects that will produce over 20 MW of renewable energy in the Dairyland cooperative system. These solar facilities have begun to come online in Wisconsin and Iowa. All are expected to be generating renewable energy by mid-summer 2017. >more

Be safe around power lines--even if they're down

Downed power lines can look relatively harmless, but don’t be fooled. They likely carry an electric current strong enough to cause serious injury or possibly death. >more

Dairyland Power Announces Natural Gas Plant Partnership

Dairyland announced plans for a renewable energy enabling 525-550 MW combined cycle natural gas facility at its 76th annual meeting on June 7.

This project is in partnership with Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE (NYSE: ALE), based in Duluth.

The Nemadji Trail Energy Center will be co-developed by Dairyland and Minnesota Power. The site is located along the Nemadji River in Superior, Wis., adjacent to the service territories of both partners. Bayfield Electric and other Dairyland member cooperatives have served northwestern Wisconsin for decades.

Barbara Nick, President and CEO, announced this expansion as a significant component of Dairyland’s ongoing “Preferred Plan” for resource diversification during her annual meeting address. The Nemadji Trail Energy Center will provide an agile and affordable resource that supports the major wind and solar energy investments Dairyland continues to implement. >more

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