Dairyland Power Cooperative

Press Release Archive - 1999

  • GEN~SYS Energy (GEN~SYS) and Engage Energy US, L.P. (Engage), Houston, Tex., today announced the signing of a Co-Marketing Agreement. The parties will coordinate efforts for the wholesale purchase and sale of energy and energy-related products in the Mid-Continent Area Power Pool (MAPP) and Wisconsin Upper Michigan System (WUMS) area of the Midwest.
  • Corn Belt Power Cooperative, one of the mid-west's innovative Generation and Transmission (G&T) Cooperatives, has joined GEN~SYS Energy as a non-marketing member. GEN~SYS Energy is a wholesale power and energy marketing and service cooperative conducting business throughout the North Central Region of the United States.
  • Great River Energy, Dairyland Power Cooperative and Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency have reached an agreement with Northern States Power Co. regarding operation of their integrated transmission systems in anticipation of NSPís proposed merger with New Century Energies.
  • Volunteers from Dairyland Power Cooperative, EnPower, Northern States Power and Riverland Energy Cooperative will join forces with Habitat for Humanity to help build the home of the Pamela and John Sordahl family on Saturday, Sept. 25. The house is located at 516 Division St., La Crosse. Employee volunteers will be sheetrocking, with professional carpenters on site to supervise and assist.
  • Genoa Boat Ramp to be Upgraded (September 10, 1999)
    Contractors will be upgrading the lower portion of the Genoa boat ramp to repair erosion problems and enhance the lower portion of the ramp. The landing will be closed during excavation and reconstruction, which is scheduled to begin Sept. 20. Work is expected to be completed by Oct. 1, 1999.
  • Four Upper Midwest electric generation and transmission cooperatives (G&Ts) have announced the creation of one of the nationís first power supply organizations. The Power Supply Organization (PSO) was formed to collectively provide electricity to Enpower Services, Inc. (EnPower) on behalf of the four member G&Ts, which currently provide over 5,000 megawatts of low-cost electric generation to the region.
  • Dairyland Power Cooperative announced today that its systems that are critical to keeping the lights on are Y2k ready. "Dairyland has focused on the Y2k computer issue to ensure that we continue to provide safe and reliable energy services as we enter the new century," says Dan Fruehling, Dairyland risk manager and coordinator of a team that has been addressing the Y2k challenge across the company. "Rigorous testing, drills and simulations have been key elements in our efforts," he says. "Based on our program of detailed assessments and extensive testing of our critical systems, we believe service interruptions related to year 2000 challenges are very unlikely," says Fruehling. "We found a few problems during our assessments and have corrected them to ensure a smooth transition into the new millennium." Dairyland has participated in several planning events and will participate in a nationwide drill in September coordinated by the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC). A not-for-profit industry group, NERC and its 10 regional reliability councils focus on the reliability and security of the interconnected electric transmission systems across North America. Dairyland will continue to work with NERC and other groups to further reduce the likelihood of any Y2K problems in the electric industry. With headquarters in La Crosse, Wis., Dairyland provides wholesale electricity to 26 member distribution cooperatives (25 after a July 1, 1999 merger of two members) and 19 municipal utilities, including those served by GEN~SYS Energy. These cooperatives and municipals, in turn, supply the energy needs of more than half a million people.
  • Dairyland Power is Building for a New Century. Bill Berg, president and CEO, drew a parallel between the success of Dairyland Power Cooperative and the building blocks used by 15th century explorer Prince Henry as he spoke to the nearly 700 delegates and guests attending Dairyland Power Cooperative's 58th annual meeting at the La Crosse Center earlier today.
  • Bill Berg, president and CEO, drew a parallel between the success of Dairyland Power Cooperative and the building blocks used by 15th century explorer Prince Henry as he spoke to the nearly 700 delegates and guests attending Dairyland Power Cooperative's 58th annual meeting at the La Crosse Center earlier today.
  • Energy is flowing from the wind farm that supplies Dairyland Power system cooperatives participating in the Evergreen program. Three giant turbines in southwestern Minnesota are generating 2 megawatts of electricity, enough to power approximately 550 homes.

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