Solar

Solar Site Dedicated in DPC Service Territory

A utility-scale solar generation site is online and producing renewable energy in the service territory of Jo-Carroll Energy, a Dairyland member cooperative. The York Solar Site, located near Thomson, Ill., is a 1.5 megawatt solar energy array owned and operated by ENGIE North America. Dairyland Power Cooperative, Jo-Carroll Energy’s wholesale power provider, has a power purchase agreement with ENGIE for the full output of the facility. ENGIE installed, owns, operates and maintains the facility.

Dairyland Power Announces More Solar Energy Sites

La Crosse, Wis., April 19, 2018 — Dairyland Power Cooperative has finalized agreements for three additional utility-scale solar generation projects, bringing Dairyland’s total number of solar installations under contract to 18.

The three new projects will increase the total solar generation from 20.5 megawatts (MW) to 25 MW in the Dairyland cooperative system. Once the three new solar energy facilities are online, the 18 sites will together be able to produce enough renewable energy to power nearly 4,000 homes.

Generating Sites

Dairyland Power Cooperative owns and operates several power plants. Our baseload, coal-fired power plants are located along the Mississippi River in Wisconsin. We also have natural gas, hydroelectric, landfill gas, and solar generation in Wisconsin.