Your co-op recognizes that natural gas is one of the lowest cost, cleanest burning fuels available and will be a primary national energy resource for a long time. We’ve formed a subsidiary called Lake Region Energy Services (LRES) and through a working partnership with Greater Minnesota Gas (GMG), we look forward to bringing natural gas to the Deer Creek and Parkers Prairie communities.
Greater Minnesota Transmission will provide the intrastate pipeline to bring a supply of natural gas to the Deer Creek and Parkers Prairie communities and natural gas termination points within the region. From there, Lake Region Energy Services will own and maintain the distribution pipeline that serves the natural gas customers.
Construction of natural gas distribution infrastructure began in May of 2017. Work began with the GMG intrastate pipeline, and will be followed by the build out of distribution lines into the Parkers Prairie and Deer Creek communities. We expect to have distribution system construction complete with gas flowing by August 1, 2017.
Natural gas service will provide LRES customers with stable and lower costs, and an additional energy source for residential, commercial, agricultural, and industrial service. We want to provide the services and products that our members are going to need now and into the future. The natural gas utility that Lake Region Energy Services operates benefits from the operational and back office capabilities that Lake Region Electric Cooperative already possesses. This synergetic diversification provides financial benefits to the electric co-op even as it benefits new natural gas customers.Visit LakeRegionEnergy.com