Control History

Red Zone - these are times when our power supplier Minnkota Power is above their peak capacity and market conditions are very expensive, or when there is a plant or line emergency during a billing or a certification. During the red zone times, commercial generators are run, irrigation sites are directly shut down, and any power left on is subject to the billing demand incremental pricing plan (BDIPP) charge.

Maintenance efforts take flight

If there is one thing that electric cooperatives are proud of but not always known for, it’s innovation. Electric co-ops began forming in the 1930s when friends and neighbors in rural America started joining together to bring electricity to their homes and farms which major power companies were unwilling to invest in. Even then, at the very beginning, the innovative way of doing business set co-ops apart. Now, 80 years later, challenges continue to drive innovation, and innovation still drives co-ops.

Addressing Addiction

Local leaders come together to combat opioid crisis in F-M area

At Cass County Electric Cooperative, we do our part to power our communities literally, by providing safe and reliable electricity. However, contributing to a strong and thriving community goes beyond the service we provide. We contribute to local nonprofits, volunteer our time, and strive to spread awareness. When a community suffers, it affects everyone.

A Retirement Well-Earned

It was 1964. Lyndon B. Johnson was president of the United States, The Beatles were invading American airwaves, and military tensions were mounting in East Asia. While events around the globe were making a mark on history, a young man was just beginning a career at a rural electric cooperative in southeastern North Dakota. He had no idea what was in store for him, nor of the hundreds of lives he would impact.

Storm of the Century – 20th Anniversary

The snow is gone. The grass is starting to turn green again. Another winter has passed; another spring is beginning to give way to summer. Our harshest season was relatively mild again this year. For that, many are thankful. Twenty years ago, it was a very different story. For many, the winter and spring of 1997 do not seem like they happened two decades ago already — the memories are still fresh and probably will be for decades to come.

Farm Equipment Safety

You've planned every acre. Have you planned for your safety?

As spring planting nears, Cass County Electric Cooperative reminds hardworking farmers and ranchers to stay safe. Overhead power lines are necessary to deliver electricity, but those same power lines can also be deadly if not treated with respect. While you need to focus on the field and your machinery, your local electric cooperative urges you to also watch for electrical hazards around the farm or ranch.

CCEC 79th Annual Meeting

Cass County Electric Cooperative’s 79th Annual Meeting of the Members was held on April 18, 2017 at the Delta by Marriott in Fargo. 556 people were in attendance, including 338 registered CCEC members. Guests included representatives from other co-ops and utilities, representatives from the offices of Senator Heitkamp, Senator Hoeven, and Congressman Cramer, and former CCEC employees and board members.

Behind the Scenes at CCEC - Accounting

In the icy throes of a winter storm, Cass County Electric Cooperative linemen are the ones on the front lines. Braving slick roads and low visibility, they work for hours on end to restore power and repair damages inflicted by Mother Nature. They are the ones you’re most likely to see coming down your street when the power is out, and the ones whose progress you’re most likely to be monitoring. However, as the storm passes and the crews return, back at CCEC headquarters in Fargo, a number of employees are still hard at work.

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