Dakota Electric Association is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative founded in 1937. With more than 100,000 members in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, Dakota Electric is the second largest electric cooperative in Minnesota. When ranked by size, we are among the top 20 largest electric distribution cooperatives in the nation. When ranked for reliability, we ascend even further and land among the top few in the nation.
Dakota Electric purchases wholesale electricity from Great River Energy, a generation and transmission cooperative in Maple Grove, Minn. We distribute electricity to homes, businesses and farms in parts of Dakota, Goodhue, Scott and Rice counties.
Large or small, Dakota Electric works to bring new businesses to our area and helps existing businesses expand to meet their potential.