Our Imperative: Reliability and Resiliency — CEO Message: December 2018
We’ve had a flurry of activity since experiencing some major power outages this past summer. Lake Region Electric Cooperative has been working methodically and meticulously with both Great River Energy and Otter Tail Power to address these outage situations and modernize our electric grid. Great River Energy and Otter Tail Power operate the electric transmission facilities while Lake Region is your member-owned electric distribution cooperative. We’re taking an approach of close collaboration and analyzing all aspects of the electric grid serving the Lake Region territory.
2019 District Meeting Schedule
Candidates for the LREC Board of Directors will be nominated in districts 3, 6, and 9. There will be a meeting held in each of the three nominating districts. You are invited to attend any meeting, although only members of nominating districts will be allowed to vote.
Members to Benefit from Innovative Solar-Wind Hybrid Facility — CEO Message: October 2018
Juhl Energy will break ground in October on an innovative community-based renewable energy facility. The project is one of the first commercially integrated wind-solar hybrid power generation facilities in the nation. All of the electricity produced will be purchased by Lake Region Electric Cooperative and delivered through interconnection with the cooperative’s distribution system at a single rural distribution substation. As you may remember from discussion at previous membership meetings and newsletter articles, Lake Region has been pursuing a development of this nature for quite some time. We are pleased that these efforts are now coming to fruition.
Outlining a Course of Action — CEO Message: September 2018
This year, many Lake Region Electric Cooperative members experienced service interruptions due to a wide scope of causes. This was troubling to all of us at the cooperative since we view service reliability as an imperative. Please read the accompanying article in this newsletter. No matter how complicated the electric utility business becomes, please know that our highest priority is to provide quality electric service.
Safety Up for the Fall Season
Our lineworkers and other employees respond to many pole hits or snagged lines this time of year that not only cause outages, but can be deadly, too. Overhead lines end up on the ground and they can still be energized. Our employees then have to repair the line, and not often in the best of conditions. To maintain our safe conditions of powering you with electricity, we need your help. Here’s what you can do.
EV Ride & Drive Event | Thursday, September 13th
Join us on September 13th for our EV Ride & Drive event! This is a fun and free informational event that offers a hands-on EV experience. You will be able to test drive a variety of locally available electric vehicles, talk with EV owners about their vehicles, and learn about vehicle charging options. The event is taking place Thursday, September 13th at Minnesota Motors in Fergus Falls. Stop in anytime between 11AM-2PM — there will be free lunch as well!