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Recap of Emergency Power Outages

This week’s extreme cold temperatures led to historic levels of energy demand on the U.S. power grid resulting in widespread rolling unplanned power outages throughout much of the central portion of the country. The rolling power outages in this region were linked to...

Feb. 16: Emergency Power Outage Updates

Due to the current widespread and extreme cold weather conditions, the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) declared an Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) Level 3 this morning, which means that generating capacity has dropped below demand for electricity. Due to the emergency alert,...

East River Employees Volunteer at Gathering Meal

East River employees volunteered their time and talents to help serve 175 meals at the monthly Gathering Meal at the Madison United Methodist Church. Due to COVID-19, a smaller group of employees assisted with preparing, serving and cleaning up after the meal. This is...

Fink Receives Legacy of Leadership Award

Contact: Billy Gibson, Director of Communications, SDREA PIERRE – Ervin Fink of Armour received the 2021 Legacy of Leadership award presented at the South Dakota Rural Electric Association’s 79th annual membership meeting held here on Jan. 13-15. Fink has been a...

Innovation and The Changing Energy Landscape

Innovation is one of East River Electric’s guiding values. Our employees are challenged to think outside the box of current business practices and explore new solutions that will benefit our industry, always looking through the lens of how those solutions can enhance...

Cooperatives work together to provide power, reduce risk

Our region’s electric cooperatives have always worked together for the benefit of all consumers in our area. When there is growth in one area, all of the other cooperatives pool their resources through their membership in the wholesale electric cooperative they...

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