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What Broke Texas…and Could it Happen Here?

Five reasons why Wisconsin avoided deadly rolling blackouts, and how to prevent it in the future. Here in Wisconsin, we are a hearty bunch. When temperatures drop below zero, some brave Packer fans at Lambeau inevitably shed their shirts, and masses of ice fishermen and women gather on the lakes to drop lines. Even in

For Travel’s Sake

Take a road trip along Wisconsin's newest nationally acclaimed Scenic Byways “I travel not to go anywhere but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson Famed novelist Robert Louis Stevenson most certainly didn’t have Wisconsin in mind when he penned the meaningful lines that appear

Dairyland’s “Diamond” in the Rough

How Clean-Burning Coal Byproducts Help the Transportation and Agriculture Sectors Coal doesn’t really create diamonds. That was a rumor perpetuated by Superman. But with some effort, coal as fuel can produce valuable commodities that support the construction and transportation industries, while cutting costs and reducing environmental impacts. Now, Dairyland Power Cooperative is also researching ways

Oh, *#?@%!

You can fill in the blanks above with the expletive of your choice and you will get the idea of how we felt when ferry captain and cooperative board member Joel Gunnlaugsson stopped in to let us know that ice had drug the Plum Island #1 buoy and its 4,000 lb. sinker at least ¼

Keeping the Lights On

Most of us think nothing of it when we walk into a room and flip the switch—the light goes on. That’s reliability, and it means security and safety for our communities. Most people don’t know that keeping the power on and restoring it quickly in times of inclement weather is a complex, challenging, and at

Evers Signs Electric Co-op Legislation | $322M in Utility, Rental Assistance Available | Texas’s Blackout Crisis Affects CFC Credit Rating | Beware of High-Pressure Solar Sales | NRTC’s Clark Ends Term as Chair

Evers Signs Electric Cooperative Legislation Governor Tony Evers has signed 2021 Wisconsin Act 5 into law, which “changes current law to allow a cooperative to hold an annual member meeting or special member meeting and conduct votes remotely.” Additionally, the bill allows a cooperative’s board of directors to adopt bylaws that are effective only in