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.

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.

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