The Cooperative Difference

Twenty-four years ago, a member of Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative called to ask if he could put my name on the ballot to serve as cooperative director and I said, “No.” I had other things to do, other interests, and thought it would take too much time. He could have accepted that answer and hung up […]

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October is Cooperative Month

We have a fun month lined up here in October to celebrate National Co-op Month. Check out all the fun below! Co-op Month TriviaFollow us on Facebook for Co-op Month Trivia. Each Monday in October, a new question will be posted to win a prize or energy credit. Reader’s ContestThis month we will be choosing FIVE Reader’s Contest winners […]

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First ‘Sota Grown Harvest Anticipated in October

By the beginning of October, a harvest of kale will be ready from the ‘Sota Grown hydroponic container in Staples, MN. This first harvest will provide fresh, locally-grown produce for families throughout the region. The ‘Sota Grown initiative is a collaborative indoor agriculture project between Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative, Central Lakes College (CLC), Lakewood Health System, […]

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Serving You During COVID-19 // CEO Column July 2020

Cooperatives are based upon principles – seven, to be exact. The seventh principle is Concern for Community. Today, this is as important as ever as our community deals with the economic impact of COVID-19. Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative is working diligently to continue to maintain safe, reliable electric service and to keep rates low. Here are […]

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Concern for Community

By Marie Katterhagen Cooperatives are based on seven guiding principles. The seventh principle is Concern for Community, defined as contributing to the sustainable development of our community. At Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative (TWEC), this is evident at many levels. A primary example is Operation Round Up, where members choose to have their electric bills rounded up […]

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Coal Creek Closure // CEO Column June 2020

Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative’s wholesale power provider, Great River Energy (GRE), recently announced plans to transform its portfolio of power supply resources in the coming years. One element of this includes the retirement of the 1,151-megawatt Coal Creek Station power plant in the second half of 2022. As part of the plan to increase economic efficiencies, […]

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Emergency Energy-Assistance Funds Are Available

Emergency energy-assistance funds are available. You must apply by July 1, 2020 and it’s first come first served. Call your local agency to see the program details. Energy Assistance By County Becker, Hubbard, Otter Tail, & Wadena CountiesMahube OTWA(218) 847-1385 or (888) 458-1385 (Detroit Lakes)(218) 739-3011 (Fergus Falls)(218) 632-3600 (Wadena)(218) 732-7204 (Park Rapids) Cass CountyBi-Cap(218) […]

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We’ve Pumped Up Our Rebates!

Air Source Heat Pump Promotions runs May 1, 2020-July 31, 2020 Ducted ASHP // 2020 Promotion (May 1- July 31, 2020) Required HSPF Level > 8.2: $1,000Required HSPF Level > 9.0: $2,000*Ducted ASHP must be installed by a quality installer. * Ductless ASHP // 2020 Promotion (May 1- July 31, 2020) Delivered fuel* > 9.0 HSPF: $450Electric heat** > 9.0 HSPF: $750*Member’s main heat source […]

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