Dairyland Power Cooperative

Press Release Archive - 2003

  • Renewable energy from the new wind farm will power 2,200 homes. Dairyland Power Cooperative is expanding its renewable energy program with participation in the G. McNeilus Wind Farm, located in Adams, Minn. A site dedication for the wind farm was conducted today, with Minnesota state and local officials on hand to celebrate the new source of renewable energy for Dairyland's member cooperatives.
  • Dairyland Power Cooperative notes that its generation and transmission system operated effectively during the recent massive power outages in North America. Although the exact cause of the outage remains unknown according to the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC), an overload of electricity on major transmission lines is cited as the precipitating event.
  • Eau Claire Energy Cooperative promotes Dairyland Power partnership with ONYX Waste Services to power 2,600 homes with renewable energy
  • Nearly 700 delegates and guests attended Dairyland Power Cooperative's 62nd Annual Meeting at the La Crosse Center earlier today. Martin Lowery, executive vice president of External Affairs for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), delivered the keynote address.
  • Dairyland Power Cooperative joins the Midwest Hydro Users Group (HUG) in observing Dam Safety Awareness Week, April 26-May 3. HUG is an association of dam owners whose purpose is to promote safe, efficient and economical use of hydroelectric power. Dam Safety Awareness Week is positioned at a time of year when many river enthusiasts are looking forward to returning to their favorite water recreational activities.
  • Dairyland Power Cooperative (DPC) has signed a Letter of Intent with Microgy, a subsidiary of Environmental Power, to produce "waste-to-energy" renewable electricity at dairy and swine farms within the DPC system. Manure will be the resource and methane, its byproduct through anaerobic digestion, will be the fuel used to generate electricity for DPC cooperative members.
  • Dairyland Power Cooperative urges caution to those using Lake Flambeau for recreation activities in coming weeks. The ice becomes unstable and dangerous as spring approaches.
  • Dairyland Power Cooperative is investigating a number of power supply alternatives as it develops a long-term strategy to reliably meet growing energy demands. "One fact is that energy usage in our system is increasing and it is our responsibility to plan for our members' future energy needs," said William Berg, President and CEO. "Another important consideration is the impact on resources and the quality of the environment in the communities in which we live and do business." Even with possible applications of distributed generation and continued efforts by its member cooperatives to encourage energy conservation, Dairyland planners predict over 300 MW of load growth over the next 20 years.

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