Press Releases

Dairyland urges caution on Reservoir as spring approaches

March 2, 2020

Dairyland  urges caution to those who are using the Dairyland Reservoir in Ladysmith for recreational activities. The ice becomes unstable and dangerous as spring approaches.

As the spring run-off starts, Dairyland will be implementing a normal drawdown of between one to two feet, to help control levels during rapidly changing flows. The total drawdown could be as much as three feet, depending on the amount of additional precipitation and how quickly the snow melts.

PSCW Grants Approval for Badger State Solar Facility

January 30, 2020

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) has granted approval for Ranger Power’s Badger State Solar facility, with the entire 149 megawatt renewable energy output purchased by Dairyland Power Cooperative. The solar energy facility will be located on the land of participating private landowners in the Towns of Jefferson and Oakland in Jefferson County, Wis.

Dairyland Announces Genoa Station #3 Retirement Plans

January 23, 2020

Dairyland has announced that its Sustainable Generation Plan includes the retirement of the coal-fired Genoa Station #3 (G-3), located in Genoa, Wis., in mid to late 2021.

“Our employees are Dairyland’s most valued resource,” said Barb Nick, President and CEO. “As we made this difficult decision, we did so with a deep appreciation for the contributions of our employees who have dedicated their talents and energy to help us deliver on our mission to our members.”

PSCW Grants Approval for Nemadji Trail Energy Center

January 16, 2020

Dairyland and ALLETE’s Minnesota Power (Duluth, Minn.) have received approval for the Nemadji Trail Energy Center from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW). The combined cycle natural gas plant is proposed for construction in Superior, Wis.

At its open meeting on Jan. 16, the PSCW commissioners verbally approved issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) on a 2-1 vote. This approval allows project partners Dairyland and Minnesota Power to move forward with plans for the up to 625 MW natural gas facility.