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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
Did you know that one-third of Americans’ energy bills go towards heating their homes?
As we move into the heating season, consider the following smart tips for a better way to stay warm while saving money and lessening your impact on the environment. >more
Would you know what to do if your vehicle collided with a power pole or line? Click to view a video on how to stay safe in this situation from safeelectricity.org — and share it with your family and friends!>more
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 Cooperative will begin purchasing 80 MW of renewable energy from the Barton Wind Farm (Kensett, Iowa), effective February 15.
Dairyland has reached a power purchase agreement with Avangrid Renewables (Portland, Ore.) which owns and operates the Barton Wind Farm. It is located in north-central Iowa and has been in service since 2009.
The Barton Wind Farm has a capacity of 160 MW of wind energy, of which Dairyland will purchase 80 MW—enough renewable energy to power more than 19,000 homes.
“Dairyland’s Vision is to exceed expectations as a safe, sustainable, premier power cooperative. Resource diversification is a key component of that commitment to our cooperative membership. Growth in wind and solar supports Dairyland’s strategic direction to diversify, and we are very pleased to expand our renewable energy portfolio with the Barton Wind Farm,” said John Carr, Dairyland Vice President, Strategic Planning. >more