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Dairyland Power Cooperative Partners with Minnesota Power on Natural Gas Power Plant Project

Dairyland Power Cooperative is partnering with another utility, Minnesota Power, to build a $700 million 550-megawatt natural gas power plant in Superior, Wisconsin. If approved by regulators, construction on the plant will commence in 2020 and plant operation is anticipated to be achieved by...

Dairyland Purchasing 80 MW of Wind Energy

Effective February 15, 2017 Dairyland Power Cooperative (Dairyland) will begin purchasing 80 MW of renewable energy from the Barton Wind Farm.  The 80 MW of renewable energy purchased by Dairyland is enough to power more than 19,000 homes.

Dairyland Pledges to Cut Reliance on Coal and Diversify Energy Sources

Dairyland Power Cooperative (Dairyland) CEO Barbara Nick recently informed a renewable energy forum that it will aim to cut its reliance on coal by 20 percent within the next ten years.  Nick asserted that this pledge will be kept even if Donald Trump loosens environmental regulations on coal because energy diversification is “just plain good common business sense.”  Dairyland expects...

Dairyland Announces Three Additional Solar Projects

Dairyland Power Cooperative (Dairyland) announced that it has finalized agreements for two solar projects in Wisconsin and one solar project in Iowa.  The additional projects will increase Dairyland’s total solar generation from 15 megawatts to 20 megawatts.

Dairyland Awarded $73.5 Million Settlement from Department of Energy for Storing Uranium

CORRECTION:  Dairyland Power Cooperative (“Dairyland”) will receive $73.5 million for the U.S. government’s failure to take spent fuel from its shuttered Genoa nuclear power plant to the Yucca Mountain repository in Nevada.  As part of the settlement, Dairyland was able to negotiate significant savings on future liabilities.  Dairyland’s board will determine how the money will be used...

Dairyland Awarded $73.5 Million Settlement from Department of Energy for Storing Uranium

Dairyland Power Cooperative (“Dairyland”) will receive $73.5 million for the U.S. government’s failure to take spent fuel from its shuttered Genoa nuclear power plant to the Yucca Mountain repository in Nevada.  As part of the settlement, Dairyland was able to negotiate more than $13 million savings on future liabilities.  Dairyland’s board will determine how the money will be used but...

Dairyland Power Begins Construction of New Solar Project

Dairyland Power Cooperative (Dairyland Power) recently broke ground on what will become one of Wisconsin’s largest solar projects.  The project, which is located in Medford, Wisconsin, will generate approximately 2.5 MW of electricity—enough to power around 450 homes.  Once completed, it will include an array of 2,992 solar panels covering 11 acres of land.  The project is one of many...

Two Wisconsin Coops Lead Charge on New Solar Project

A new solar project being developed in Wisconsin will serve the state’s electric cooperatives, providing 15 megawatts of capacity.  The “Sunflower II” array, to be located in Hammond, will be interconnected into the distribution system of St. Croix Electric Cooperative, which has contracted to buy 7 percent of the project’s output and will sell the balance of its power to generation...

Dairyland Power Cooperative Announces Significant Wind Expansion

Dairyland Power Cooperative, located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, recently announced that it will begin purchasing energy from a 98 megawatt wind project located in southwestern Wisconsin. The project is owned by EDP Renewables North America. The project is currently working its way through the MISO generation interconnect process, and construction is set to begin in...

NRC has Approved Transfer of La Crosse License to La Crosse Solutions

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved the transfer of the license for the La Crosse Nuclear Plant, which has been inactive since 1987, from Dairyland Power Cooperative to La Crosse Solutions LLC, a subsidiary of the radioactive waste disposal specialist Energy Solutions LLC.  La Crosse Solutions will lease the above-ground structures other than the spent fuel storage...

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