Insulators vs. Conductors

Electricity is conducted through some things better than others. Its resistance measures how well something conducts electricity. Some things hold their electrons very tightly. Electrons do not move through them very well. These things are called insulators. Rubber, plastic, cloth, glass and dry air are good insulators and have very high resistance.

Power Quality

Computers and other electronic equipment found in nearly every home and business are susceptible to surges in voltage and current. These surges may show up as minor voltage spikes, short power interruptions or current distortions that are difficult to find, even if you know where to look.Surge protector

Thinking About Three-Phase

by Troy Knutson, EIT

Are you thinking about adding or upgrading to three-phase power?

Sounds easy enough, right? Just get an electrician to add a few wires and presto, you’re ready to go. We only wish it could be that easy. But there are some real issues to understand so you can make an informed decision before you jump into three-phase power.

What Is Electricity?

Electricity is a basic part of nature and it is one of our most widely used forms of energy. We get electricity, which is a secondary energy source, from the conversion of other sources of energy, like coal, natural gas, oil, nuclear power and other natural sources, which are called primary sources. Years ago, many cities and towns were built alongside waterfalls (a primary source of mechanical energy) that turned water wheels to perform work.

2016 Member Meetings

October is National Cooperative Month when the 32,000 cooperatives across the  country take time to celebrate the principles and benefits of being a co-op member. In celebrating our values of safety, integrity, innovation, accountability, and commitment to community, Cass County Electric Cooperative invites members to attend our fall meetings around our service territory. This year we're holding meetings in two locations: Fargo and Valley City.

$2.5 Million in Grants Awarded Through Operation Round up Program

Each year in October, the 30,000 cooperatives across the United States come together to celebrate National Cooperative Month. With apt timing, we are proud to announce that through the Operation Round Up (ORU) program, the Cass County Electric Cooperative Foundation (previously SERVE Foundation) has reached the $2.5 million milestone for grants awarded.

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