Dairyland Power Cooperative

By: Bubbajunk.com

Dairyland was established in December, 1941. Today, the cooperativeÂâ€Ã¢„¢s generating stations have more than 1,100 megawatt capacity. Dairyland delivers electricity via more than 3,100 miles of transmission lines and nearly 300 substations located throughout the systemÂâ€Ã¢„¢s 44,500 square mile service area. The company is having its headquarters in La Crosse, Wis., Dairyland Power Cooperative is a generation and transmission cooperative (G&T) that provides the wholesale electrical requirements and other services for 25 electric distribution cooperatives and 20 municipal utilities in the Upper Midwest.
 
Dairyland Power Cooperative provides many services to their customers such as power generation, power transmission, power distribution and many more. Analysis of the market in which the company participates confirms that Dairyland Power Cooperative continues to be a strong competitor in the regional wholesale energy market. Dairyland continually works to achieve operational advancements which improve generation unit availability, reduce plant maintenance costs, increase plant generating efficiency, more effectively utilize Dairyland's highly-skilled work force and reduce generation costs.

A reliable delivery system is a major component for success in an increasingly competitive industry. Dairyland continues to achieve significant improvements to its transmission system, increasing reliability, reducing costs and supporting new customers. In the past decade, federal regulators have taken major steps in deregulating the electric industry and introducing increased competition into wholesale power markets.

Dairyland continues to upgrade and rebuild its over 3130 miles of transmission system to meet the ever expanding needs and lifestyles of its customers. The company revamps approximately 50 to 60 miles of line yearly to maintain the superior service and reliability. Dairyland achieved significant improvements to its transmission system in 2001, resulting in increased reliability, while reducing costs and supporting new customer growth.

Dairyland Power Cooperative provides education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their cooperatives.
 
Dairyland Power Cooperative mission is, as a cooperative organization, to provide competitively priced energy and services to its customers and maximum value to their owners, consistent with the wise use of resources.