2022 Cooperative Highlights

Nodak helps Northern Thunder Air Show take flight

More than 13,000 visitors flooded the tarmac of the Grand Forks Air Force Base (GFAFB) on June 18, 2022. The event, supported in part by Nodak Electric Cooperative and Minnkota Power Cooperative, was to feature food truck vendors, informational sponsor booths, and a full afternoon of physics-defying flights from airborne acts like the famous Thunderbirds. However, sustained high winds forced every set of wings to remain grounded. “The GFAFB and the personnel living and working there have been such a big part of our community and the state of North Dakota over the years,” said Nodak Electric CEO Mylo Einarson. “Anything we can do to support them so they can focus on their mission is the least we could do.” Nodak’s support of the GFAFB doesn’t stop with event sponsorship. The co-op has been a proud partner of the base for decades and, in 2018, signed a utilities privatization (UP) agreement with GFAFB to make Nodak the owner and operator of all of the community’s electric infrastructure. This partnership allows faster, safer, and more thorough electric service to the base’s residents.

No rate increase for seven years

Your cooperative is focused on keeping rates low while maintaining and operating a reliable electric system. Because of that mission, we have successfully had no rate increase in the last seven years!

Morgan Hallgren travels to Washington, D.C.

The North Dakota Electric Cooperative Youth Tour has brought high school students to the nation’s capitol for a week in June every year since the late 1950s. Morgan Hallgren won the 2022 Nodak Electric Cooperative essay contest and received an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., courtesy of the cooperative.

Nodak crews head out west to lend a helping hand

“Cooperation Among Cooperatives” is one of the cooperative principles Nodak Electric values above all else, and our team lived that principle in early May 2022. Nodak crews headed west to Burke-Divide Electric Cooperative to assist with restoration efforts after the co-op’s service area was hit with a devastating late April storm. Ice buildup from the weather system knocked out power for not only Burke-Divide members, but also for co-ops in the surrounding area.

Crews in the west were working around the clock to fix these outages, and co-ops across the state started to step in to lend a hand. On Monday, May 2, eight Nodak lineworkers traveled to the site of the destruction to help restore power. We are grateful to have such a hardworking and dedicated crew.

Rebate total

In 2022, Nodak gave out $28,810 to members toward heating energy efficiency. Check out the rebates that Nodak Electric Cooperative offers by visiting www.nodakelectric.com/off-peak-electric-heat/#rebates.