Cass County Electric Cooperative (CCEC) is one of 11 distribution cooperatives that own Minnkota Power Cooperative, a generation and transmission utility. Minnkota Power Cooperative operates the Young Station coal fired power plant at Center, North Dakota; owns two 900 kW wind turbines at Valley City and Petersburg, North Dakota; has wind energy contracts with NextEra from the Langdon and Ashtabula Wind Farms; and delivers hydroelectric allocations from Western Area Power Administration to its member owners. The portfolio of energy delivered to CCEC members is as follows and assumes all wind production is allocated to member cooperative sales:
Minnkota Power Cooperative monitors and provides emission reports to the ND Department of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency and continues to invest in and install emissions control equipment to reduce emissions. The graphs that follow are based on reports filed by Minnkota and show CCEC’s share of the emissions based on kWh sales. As the graphs indicate, emissions per kWh are declining.