Press Releases

Dairyland supports local communities

October 15, 2020

October is National Co-op Month, which is an occasion to highlight the good cooperatives do every month of the year. 

Dairyland’s Contributions Committee regularly receives and seeks opportunities to support an incredible variety of organizations, groups and individuals in the region. Between volunteerism, shared expertise and donations, Dairyland and its employees continually make local communities stronger. 

DPC launches Vehicle to Grid research project

Oct. 9, 2020

Dairyland is launching a first-of-its-kind research project into the capabilities of utilizing an all-electric vehicle for two-way power. 

The Vehicle to Grid project is a forward-looking part of Dairyland’s investigation of Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS) testing an electric vehicle’s ability to feed power back into the grid. Dairyland is currently the only Generation & Transmission Cooperative with a Vehicle to Grid research project underway. 

Dairyland's United Way Pacesetter fundraising honored

Sept. 22, 2020

Dairyland is a Pacesetter company for the annual United Way fundraising campaign, which is a great opportunity to support the Cooperative Principle, Concern for Community.

The Great Rivers United Way honored Dairyland and three other corporate partners recently in La Crosse. The total contribution from Dairyland to the Great Rivers United Way for this year’s Pacesetter campaign was $97,136.33. Dairyland is proud to be among these local organizations working to make our region stronger. 

Vice President Pence Visits Dairyland

Sept. 7, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia visited Dairyland's La Crosse Service Center on Labor Day to honor the critical service our employees provide for the cooperative membership. President and CEO Brent Ridge, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) President & CEO Kurt Bauer also spoke at the official visit, which was attended by Dairyland employees and their family members who wished to participate. 

Congressman Ron Kind Visits Dairyland

Sept. 2, 2020

Dairyland and our member cooperatives work with local, state and national elected officials in both parties to provide insights with policymakers about key topics impacting co-ops, the energy industry and local communities. 

Congressman Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) met with President and CEO Brent Ridge and Government Relations Manager Jennifer Shilling Sept. 2 at Dairyland. Joining them was Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association (WECA) CEO Steve Freese, who bestowed the Champion of Electric Cooperative Award to Rep. Kind. 

DPC's Genoa staff volunteer at De Soto Schools

Back-to-School 2020 just got better at the De Soto Middle and High School, thanks to six skilled employees from Dairyland's Genoa #3 power plant.  

Four Mechanics (Nate Hoover, Kurt Krause, Tom Nickelatti, Dave Wucherer), one Electrician (John Clements) and one Instrument Technician (Brian Ziegler) spent eight hours at the school recently, helping prepare the building for a safe student return. Some of the building materials were donated by Dairyland. 

Dairyland’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

June 16, 2020

Recent events in America confirm how far we as a nation need to go to meet the promise of liberty and equality for all. Diversity, equity and inclusion must be truly integrated in all aspects of an organization. Dairyland Power Cooperative is committed to challenge our organization to ensure we incorporate these fundamental values in all we do, and to help lead change in society.

Peregrine falcon chicks banded at Dairyland's Alma Site

June 12, 2020

The 2020 Peregrine falcon nesting season is a success at both Dairyland’s Genoa and Alma power plant nesting sites. In June, the four chicks at the Alma Site were banded.

“Every chick receives a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service band and a numbered identification band from the Raptor Resource Project. Information such as name, gender, age and nest is recorded in a database. That way, if one of these birds returns, we can look up the band number and determine if it has returned home,” said Ben Campbell, Dairyland Environmental Biologist II. 

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