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May is National Electrical Safety Month

Raising awareness about electrical hazards is the key to reducing home electrical fires, injuries and death. ESFI has developed its 2018 National Electrical Safety Month Electrical Safety Advocate Guide to help prevent hazards.

Check out the Dairyland Bird Cam!

Dairyland's Bird Cam gives you live video streaming of the Peregrine falcon nesting season at Dairyland's power plant nesting sites in Alma and Genoa, Wis. >more

Be safe when planting

Spring is a natural time to plant new bushes and trees, and make other landscaping changes at the beginning of the growing season. As you plant or transplant, make sure to keep electric reliability and safety in mind. Call 811 before you dig to ensure you won't hit any utility services. >more

Be safe around power lines--even if they're down

Downed power lines can look relatively harmless, but donít be fooled. They likely carry an electric current strong enough to cause serious injury or possibly death. >more

Dairyland Announces Three More Solar Energy Sites

Dairyland Power Cooperative has finalized agreements for three additional utility-scale solar generation projects, bringing Dairylandís total number of solar installations under contract to 18.

The three new projects will increase the total solar generation from 20.5 MW to 25 MW in the Dairyland cooperative system. Once the three new solar energy facilities are online, the 18 sites will together be able to produce enough renewable energy to power nearly 4,000 homes.

The power purchase agreements for the new projects are with SoCore Energy (Chicago, Ill.). Of the previously announced solar sites, 14 of 15 are with SoCore Energy and one agreement is with EDF Renewables (White River Junction, Vt.). The developers install, own, operate and maintain the facilities.

Dairylandís existing 15 solar energy sites are located in Wisconsin and Iowa. The new sites will be located in Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota, within Dairylandís service territory. Construction will begin later this year.