Press Releases

Dairyland Power Cooperative seeks to acquire RockGen Energy Center from Starwood Energy to support renewable energy integration

August 26, 2021

Cambridge, Wis. and Greenwich, Conn.— Dairyland Power Cooperative announced today that it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire the RockGen Energy Center, a 503 megawatt (MW) natural gas power plant located in Cambridge, Wis., from an affiliate of Starwood Energy Group Global, LLC (“Starwood Energy”). The acquisition is subject to customary conditions, including regulatory approvals, and is expected to close by the end of 2021.

Charitable giving at Dairyland

Cooperative Principle #7: Concern for Community

As part of Dairyland’s mission to improve the quality of life for cooperative members, Dairyland’s Contributions Committee manages an annual budget of charitable funds to be donated throughout the year. The committee meets monthly to review requests and make decisions on whether requests meet Dairyland’s guidelines.

Recent donations approved by the Contributions Committee include:

Joyce Peppin Joins Dairyland Power

July 28, 2021

Joyce Peppin joins Dairyland Power Cooperative as Director, Government Relations and Legal Services on Aug. 2, 2021. Peppin comes to Dairyland with extensive government affairs, legislative, general and utility counsel experience. She was previously employed as the Director of Government Affairs and General Counsel for Minnesota Rural Electric Association (MREA). During her time with MREA, Peppin directed strategic planning for legislative, legal and regulatory matters for the association and state electric cooperatives.

Peregrine falcon stewardship success

July 14, 2021

The Peregrine falcons nesting at Dairyland's John P. Madgett (JPM) power plant in Alma, Wis., have fledged their nest, bringing the total number of falcons who have fledged from Dairyland’s Peregrine Falcon Restoration Program to 153.  

The falcons will remain nearby until the fall, when they migrate to South America. Juvenile falcons remain in South America for the first two years of their lives before returning back to the area.