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Dairyland to Construct New Long-Range Transmission

Dairyland Power Cooperative announced plans to build a 354 kV transmission line from Blair to Alma. The work is part of a 150-mile long-range transmission project in southern Minnesota.

Dairyland Power Cooperative, Minnesota Power, and Basin Electric Cooperative Receive Second RUS Approval for Nemadji Trail Energy Center Project

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has again issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Nemadji Trail Energy Center (NTEC) project, a 625-MW combined-cycle natural gas facility along with a 345-kilovolt transmission line, relocation of an existing gas pipeline, and construction of a new gas pipeline to tap an existing gas supply network,...

DOE Awards 5.7 Million for Battery Storage to Dairyland Power Cooperative

The Department of Energy awarded Dairyland Power Cooperative an Office of Clean Energy Demonstration grant to build energy storage and strengthen grid resilience. The $5.7 million dollar grant will be used to build battery storage in Allamakee County, Iowa, which serves members of Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative.

Dairyland Power Cooperative Opens New Digital Operations Center

Dairyland Power Cooperative, which serves 700,000 in Wisconsin, is opening a new digital operations center. The upgraded center will provide operators real-time tools to manage the new and varied resource types on the grid.

Electric Cooperatives Support Passage of Major Energy Legislation

The National Rural Electric Cooperation Association and its members applaud the House passage of major energy legislation which will modernize and expedite the environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act for cooperatives.

Nemadji Trail Energy Center Clears Legal Hurdles

Following legal challenges from several interest groups, the Nemadji Trail Energy Center, a proposed $700 million combined-cycle natural gas energy plant in Wisconsin, was determined to be in compliance with environmental and construction requirements. The plant will be owned and operated by Dairyland Power Cooperative, among others.

Developers Appeal Federal Ruling Blocking Transmission Project Through Wildlife Refuge

ITC Midwest, American Transmission and Dairyland Power Cooperative have appealed a federal ruling that blocks the construction of transmission lines through the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge. The lines are part of a $492 million project that would run more than 100 miles between Dane County, Wisconsin and Dubuque County Iowa.

Dairyland Power Cooperative Announces Partnership to Explore Potential Nuclear Power Deployment

Dairyland Power Cooperative has signed a memorandum of understanding to evaluate the potential deployment of NuScale’s nuclear power technology to serve Dairyland’s members across four states. NuScale’s small modular reactor technology is well suited for placement at retiring coal sites, preserving energy jobs and aiding in the clean energy transition.

Dairyland Power Cooperative Seeks to Acquire RockGen Energy Center

Dairyland Power Cooperative announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire the RockGen Energy Center, a 503 megawatt natural gas power plant located in Cambridge, Wisconsin, from Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC.

Minnesota Court Affirms Natural Gas Power Plant

The Minnesota Court of Appeals affirmed the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission’s 2019 approval of the Nemadji Trail Energy Center, a project developed by Dairyland Power Cooperative and Minnesota Power.

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