Ben Fladhammer

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Sounding the alarm on grid reliability

National grid operators and regulators are warning that North Dakota and Minnesota may be at risk of power outages this summer.

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Resilient By Design

On April 1, Minnkota held its first in-person annual meeting in nearly three years. The meeting’s theme, Resilient By Design, recognized how Minnkota persevered through the pandemic, volatile energy market conditions and rapid industry change.

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Our Power

The wrath of the Red

Twenty-five years after the historic 1997 ice storm and flood, current Minnkota employees reflected on the natural disasters that tested the resilience of the cooperative.

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Grid operators, regulators forecast reliability risks

The evolving energy transition represents challenges and opportunities for Minnkota and the industry as a whole.

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Minnkota members extend wholesale power contracts

Minnkota and its member cooperatives have reached agreements to extend their contracts by three years to 2058.

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Minnkota receives CO2 storage permit from NDIC

The permit approval will help advance the cooperative’s Project Tundra carbon capture initiative.

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Features

Minnkota shows grit and growth during GridEx

A nationwide exercise has become one of the best ways for employees to prepare for the worst.

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Our Power

‘Keep calm and outage on’

Milton R. Young Station employees have once again used a major planned outage to keep Unit 1 strong and reliable.

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Rate stability highlights 2022 budget

Minnkota's board of directors approved the 2022 capital and operating budgets, which anticipate no rate adjustment for Class A member cooperatives.

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Technology

Looking beyond the digital walls

The security of today's grid requires new collaborative strategies - and Minnkota's cybersecurity team is a step ahead in the proccess.

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Driving the dialogue on grid reliability

With grid challenges coming into focus, Minnkota leaders are working to chart a path forward.

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Successful sessions

Minnkota and its cooperative members are celebrating major energy legislation recently passed in North Dakota and Minnesota.

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Compton ready to answer the call

North Star Electric Cooperative’s new general manager is committed to transparency and accessibility.

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We power on

Minnkota Power Cooperative and Square Butte Electric Cooperative annual meetings reflect on a 2020 navigated with resiliency.

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Features

Buyer beware

Minnkota has strengthened its supply chain to navigate COVID-19 and new cybersecurity standards.

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Advocacy from afar

Virtual meetings have kept Minnkota engaged with lawmakers in advance of important legislative sessions.

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Technology

Syncing the sound

From innovative engineering to flawless work in the field, Minnkota is working to enhance and improve its demand response system.

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Dolan to lead Wild Rice Electric

Wild Rice Electric Cooperative’s new CEO brings more than two decades of co-op experience.

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Features

A legacy of loyalty

Wild Rice Electric Cooperative CEO Steve Haaven has retired after 47 years of service to members.

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Minnkota board approves 2021 budget

Average wholesale rates are projected to remain stable as Minnkota’s rate structure change is implemented.

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Our Power

Resiliency to improve reliability

With COVID-19 precautions in place, Minnkota crews have continued through a full docket of projects – and the work is paying off for members.

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Minnkota lineworker Kemnitz receives Lifesaver Award

This summer, lineworker Ryan Kemnitz stood strong under pressure and potentially saved a life in the Bemidji, Minn. area.

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Cooperative spirit shines during annual meetings

Minnkota Power Cooperative and Square Butte Electric Cooperative shared an unprecedented day of distanced reports, votes, accolades and farewells.

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Community

Minnkota honored for GFPD support

Minnkota has received recognition from the Grand Forks Police Department for providing last-minute materials for the funeral service of a fallen officer.

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Project Tundra progress continues amid pandemic

The carbon capture initiative is finding the support and partners needed for ultimate success.

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A new normal

Minnkota employees continue to power on as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe.

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Our Power

Congestion control

Demand response is key to managing rush hour on the region’s electric system.

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A decade in review

Minnkota will celebrate 80 years of power generation and transmission in 2020, but the past decade has been among the most dynamic in the cooperative’s history.

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Technology

Strengthening cybersecurity

Digital defense takes people power at Minnkota, from education to implementation.

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