Keeping LREC in Position to Serve You Now and in the Future // November 2023 CEO Column
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Keeping LREC in Position to Serve You Now and in the Future // November 2023 CEO Column

LREC exists to serve our members and our communities. We are committed to providing safe, reliable, and affordable electricity and other energy-related services while improving the communities we serve. These services are delivered to you by the people at LREC who are committed to providing you with the best member experience possible. I am proud…

$20,250 awarded to local organizations by Lake Region Electric Cooperative

$20,250 awarded to local organizations by Lake Region Electric Cooperative

Funded by the contributions of Lake Region Electric Cooperative’s (LREC) generous members, the Operation Round Up (ORU) Board of Trustees recently awarded $20,250 to various community organizations. Within the monies awarded was LREC’s largest donation to an organization to date. The Humane Society of Otter Tail County (HSOTC) was the recipient of a $10,000 contribution…

Celebrating theCooperative Model During National Cooperative Month // October 2023 CEO Column
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Celebrating theCooperative Model During National Cooperative Month // October 2023 CEO Column

LREC joins cooperatives across the country every October to celebrate National Cooperative Month. National Cooperative Month recognizes the cooperative difference and reminds all of us about LREC’s purpose. Minnesota was the first state to declare an official Co-op Month proclamation in 1948. Co-op Month has been a nationally recognized celebration since 1964, when U.S. Secretary…

MN Energy Assistance Program

MN Energy Assistance Program

Minnesota Energy Assistance ProgramMinnesota’s Energy Assistance Program (EAP) ensures low-income households, homeowners and renters, have affordable, continuous, and safe home energy. Additional funding is available for crisis situations, which keeps households from being disconnected or to help them get reconnected. There is also extra support offered for seniors of 60 years old, along with no…

Tim Thompson’s CEO Column // September 2023
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Tim Thompson’s CEO Column // September 2023

When I check my Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) app on my phone, it regularly shows (with some variation) approximately 80%-90% of MISO’s electricity generation coming from coal, natural gas, and nuclear. The Real-Time Displays pictured to the right is a screenshot I took from the MISO app on August 15th, and it provides a…

Rate Change: Who, What, When, Why, and Where

Rate Change: Who, What, When, Why, and Where

Who:  All LREC members/all rate classes. What: Rate changes across all rate classes. The rate class relevant to many is the Residential/Farm which has the following changes: facility charge goes from $24 to $39 and energy rates (per kWh)  from 10.9¢ to 9.6¢ (12.2¢ to 11¢ for summer months of June, July, and August). When:  New…

𝗣𝗘𝗔𝗞 𝗘𝗡𝗘𝗥𝗚𝗬 𝗔𝗟𝗘𝗥𝗧: 𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗴𝘆 𝘂𝘀𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹 𝟭𝟬𝗽𝗺.

𝗣𝗘𝗔𝗞 𝗘𝗡𝗘𝗥𝗚𝗬 𝗔𝗟𝗘𝗥𝗧: 𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗴𝘆 𝘂𝘀𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹 𝟭𝟬𝗽𝗺.

The heat wave we are experiencing throughout the central United States is putting stress on the electric grid. This has prompted the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), the electric grid operator in our region, to issue a maximum generation emergency event. LREC is asking its members to do their part and conserve electricity. Please limit…

We’re Hiring a Human Resource Generalist!
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We’re Hiring a Human Resource Generalist!

Lake Region Electric Cooperative is currently seeking a human resource generalist at our headquarters in Pelican Rapids, MN.  This position is responsible for administering and performing human resources functions and developing human resource programs for the cooperative. Candidates should have a Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field and a minimum of two years…

Operation Round Up Awards $10,000 in Funding to Local Organizations
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Operation Round Up Awards $10,000 in Funding to Local Organizations

Lake Region Electric Cooperative’s (LREC) voluntary charitable fundraising program Operation Round Up (ORU) hosted its quarterly meeting on July 10th. During the meeting, the ORU Board of Trustees awarded a total of $10,000 to the following two local organizations in LREC’s service area: $5,000 to Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity and $5,000 to Hornets Hive…