Grants awarded to rural communities

One of the founding principles that cooperatives abide by is commitment to community. Co-ops are often actively engaged in the communities they serve, be it through volunteering or financial donations. Cass County Electric Cooperative takes pride in our efforts to serve our communities with electricity and in many other ways that go beyond the job. Cooperatives also focus on partnering with other cooperatives.

Skilled trades, strong communities

It takes the skills and knowledge of many different people to support the growth of any area. The rapid development and expansion of the Fargo-Moorhead area has supported hundreds, likely thousands of jobs. From the planners, engineers, and overseers of such a project, to the doers – the laborers and others out in the field, taking on the physical toll of development. Each role is as critical as the next, but demands in the latter category have begun outpacing the number of available employees.

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.

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