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Responding To A Need

Electric Cooperatives Donate $5,000 To Build Spink County EMS Center Contact: Ben Dunsmoor, Communications Director, Northern Electric Cooperative BATH - Emergency medical services are the cornerstone of the community. And organizers of a project in Spink County hope...

Emma Neises Receives $1,000 Basin Electric Scholarship

Emma Neises of Carthage is the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from Basin Electric Power Cooperative based in Bismarck, N.D. She is the daughter of Angie and Curt Neises of Carthage. Basin Electric awards 176 scholarships per year to children of member cooperative...

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...

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