Press Releases

Dairyland Announces Genoa Station #3 Retirement Plans

Dairyland has announced that its Sustainable Generation Plan includes the retirement of the coal-fired Genoa Station #3 (G-3), located in Genoa, Wis., in mid to late 2021.

“Our employees are Dairyland’s most valued resource,” said Barb Nick, President and CEO. “As we made this difficult decision, we did so with a deep appreciation for the contributions of our employees who have dedicated their talents and energy to help us deliver on our mission to our members.”

PSCW Grants Approval for Nemadji Trail Energy Center

Dairyland and ALLETE’s Minnesota Power (Duluth, Minn.) have received approval for the Nemadji Trail Energy Center from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW). The combined cycle natural gas plant is proposed for construction in Superior, Wis.

At its open meeting on Jan. 16, the PSCW commissioners verbally approved issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) on a 2-1 vote. This approval allows project partners Dairyland and Minnesota Power to move forward with plans for the up to 625 MW natural gas facility.

Dairyland partners with Hintgen Elementary

Through the La Crosse Public Education Foundation’s (LPEF) Adopt-a-School program, Dairyland has partnered with Hintgen Elementary. The Adopt-a-School program matches businesses and community organizations to specific schools in La Crosse.

The overall program goals of Adopt-a-School are to promote community understanding and support of La Crosse public schools, improve student success and address needs specifically identified by the schools.

E.J. Stoneman Station time capsule reveal

The Village of Cassville, Wis., will be hosting a public revealing of the contents of a time capsule recently discovered during the dismantling of the E.J. Stoneman Generating Station, formerly owned by Dairyland Power Cooperative. The ceremony will be held at the Riverside Park shelter near the site of the plant on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 3:30 p.m.

(Photo, courtesy of the Village of Cassville: Setting of the time capsule, 1950.)

Palmberg appointed to Governor's Task Force on Climate Change

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has appointed Dairyland Vice President, External and Member Relations, Rob Palmberg to the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change.

The task force will advise and assist the governor in developing a strategy to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change for the benefit of all Wisconsin communities. Members of the task force will work closely with the Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy. The task force will report their findings and policy recommendations to Gov. Evers by August 2020.