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2023 rates projected to be stable for sixth straight year

Minnkota Power Cooperative will keep its wholesale electricity rates flat amid national and global economic instability.

Minnkota hosts Project Tundra landowner meeting

Around 75 attendees gathered for the informational presentation in Center, N.D., to learn about the carbon capture initiative.

Minnkota applauds electric co-op provisions in Inflation Reduction Act

Recently signed Inflation Reduction Act will help accelerate energy projects such as Minnkota's Project Tundra carbon capture initiative.

CEO McLennan speaks on direct-pay incentives (LiveWire)

Minnkota president and CEO Mac McLennan recently spoke with NRECA's LiveWire about the opportunities direct-pay tax incentives could hold for Minnkota's Project Tundra.

Minnkota, NRECA CEOs publish op-ed on reliability

Minnkota CEO Mac McLennan and NRECA CEO Jim Matheson published a joint opinion column focused on projected grid challenges and what can be done to maintain electric reliability.

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.

‘A culture of compliance’

Minnkota has logged another successful NERC audit thanks to the cooperative's strong leadership and proactive planning.

Community and cooperative connector

Marty Tetrault has taken another step into service as Cavalier Rural Electric’s newest general manager.

Project Tundra receives $100 million loan from state of North Dakota

Project Tundra has received a $100 million loan from state of North Dakota.

Minnkota Communications team collects national awards

Minnkota was recently honored with two NRECA Spotlight on Excellence awards for its digital and written communication efforts in 2021.

Minnkota and Summit Carbon Solutions announce CO2 storage partnership

The agreement will accelerate development of the largest fully permitted carbon storage site in the United States and position major carbon capture and storage projects for success.

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.

Grid operators, regulators forecast reliability risks

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

Minnkota members extend wholesale power contracts

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

Minnkota receives CO2 storage permit from NDIC

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

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.

RE Magazine features Shannon Mikula

Minnkota special projects counsel Shannon Mikula has been named one of 20 “Co-op Rising Stars” by RE Magazine.

Driving the dialogue on grid reliability

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

Successful sessions

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

Compton ready to answer the call

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

Student engineers recognized in annual Freeman Competition

Minnkota continued its support of up-and-coming innovators with the 2021 Andrew Freeman Design Innovation Competition.

Built for service

Roseau Electric Cooperative is expanding its fiber-to-the-home network to more rural members and the City of Roseau.

We power on

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

Minnkota donates pump to BSC

A recent Young Station upgrade led to an unexpected equipment gift to Bismarck State College's power plant technology program.

Dolan to lead Wild Rice Electric

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

Minnkota board approves 2021 budget

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

Young Station Unit 1 celebrates 50 years

On Nov. 20, Minnkota’s Milton R. Young Station will mark 50 years of generating reliable and affordable electric power for the region.

The precipice of power potential

North Dakota’s Capitol Hill cohort communicated proud support of Project Tundra during a recent tour at Minnkota's Milton R. Young Station.

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.

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.

Project Tundra progress continues amid pandemic

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

A new normal

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

Minnkota communications team honored

Projects promoting electric transportation and Minnkota’s carbon capture initiative have garnered accolades from the NRECA.

Project Tundra receives $17 million from DOE

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded funding to the Energy and Environmental Research Center for the next research phase of Project Tundra.

Minnkota celebrates 80th anniversary

Join Minnkota Power Cooperative in reflecting on an eight-decade history of powering North Dakota and Minnesota.

Minnkota prepared with COVID-19 response plan

As the global coronavirus pandemic spreads to the United States, Minnkota will continue to keep power flowing to its members.

Minnkota named “Best Place to Work” for young professionals

It is the first time the cooperative has received the Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals’ Grow Grand Award.

Minnkota hosts electrical code training

Minnkota has marked its 32nd year of offering continuing education courses for area electricians.

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.

Milton R. Young Station receives safety honor

Minnkota’s power generation facility has earned the Lignite Energy Council’s Distinguished Safety Award.

Minnkota receives DOE grant for Project Tundra

Minnkota has received $9.8 million in federal grant funding to move forward on a Project Tundra design study.

Student engineers honored with Freeman Awards

Minnkota recognizes team of University of North Dakota students for developing an innovative health prototype for patients with stability impairments.

Covering new ground

Minnkota generation partner BNI Coal will research and test ways to improve its already award-winning reclamation processes.

Milton R. Young Station reaches safety milestone

Minnkota's power generation facility has passed a million work hours without a lost-time injury.

Gov. Burgum signs carbon capture bill

The tax exemption legislation will help North Dakota's coal-based power facilities move forward with carbon capture efforts.

Minnkota holds 79th annual meeting

Minnkota Power and Square Butte Cooperatives gather to reflect on a successful 2018 and discuss the challenges of the future.

Hoeven introduces Carbon Capture Modernization Act

Proposed legislation could better support Minnkota's Project Tundra efforts for carbon capture and sequestration.