Power Delivery

Power Delivery

Power Delivery encompasses a number of critical functions for Dairyland in its mission to reliably and safely supply wholesale electricity to our 24 member cooperatives and 17 municipal utilities. Linemen maintaining Dairyland's transmission linesMore information about Dairyland's current Power Delivery projects can be found here

Transmission functions include:

  • local and regional planning 
  • design/engineering 
  • real estate/right of way/survey 
  • environmental permitting 
  • vegetation management 
  • construction 
  • maintenance/upgrades of substations and transmission lines

System Operations ensures reliability through constant oversight of Dairyland’s generation and transmission systems, using state-of-the-art computerized control and telecommunications systems. Dairyland system operators also direct control of the load management conservation system, and interact with MISO, the regional transmission organization (RTO).

Telecommunications and controls is the name of the operational area composed of the Operations Control Systems and Telecommunications departments. Operations Control Systems is responsible for Dairyland’s computerized Energy Management Systems and includes maintaining all support systems utilized for sharing data with neighboring utilities. Telecommunications provides voice and data communications services, including data collection and utility control equipment, located throughout the system.