Resilience Of Cooperatives

Mylo Einarson
President & CEO

To begin with, I’d like to express our thanks and appreciation to our member-owners who felt the brunt of the recent ice storm and the ensuing power outages that followed. We know power outages can be frustrating and inconvenient, but we appreciate your resilience and kindness during this difficult time. Your support made all the difference in our efforts to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. We are proud to serve such a strong and caring membership.

Our team at Nodak worked tirelessly to restore power to the affected areas, working long days in very harsh conditions. I couldn’t be more proud of the work our team performed. We are grateful for their hard work and dedication.

In addition, I wish to express my deep appreciation for the overwhelming support and assistance we received through mutual aid efforts. The collaboration between cooperatives and the selfless contributions from our neighbors played an integral role in expediting the process. Cooperation Among Cooperatives is one of the guiding principles we build our cooperative culture around; it’s one of the fundamental concepts that makes our business model the greatest way to serve our members. I’d like to express our sincere appreciation to North Star Electric Cooperative, PKM Electric Cooperative and Roseau Electric Cooperative for sending their talented line crews to assist in our restoration efforts. 

Secondly, I want to bring to your attention that Nodak has decided to close the physical location of our Hillboro outpost. As part of our ongoing efforts to streamline our operations and allocate resources more effectively to better serve our members, we made the decision to rearrange the primary service areas for our outpost line crews, as well as incorporate some contract services. This strategic decision negated the need for that warehouse. However, we want to assure you that our commitment to providing exemplary services to all our members remains unchanged. We will continue to work hard to ensure that all our members receive the reliable and affordable electric service that you have come to expect from us. We will continue to invest in advanced technologies, infrastructure improvements, and ongoing training for our personnel to ensure that our service remains not only reliable, but also responsive to your evolving needs. While the physical location in Hillsboro may be closing, our commitment to serving our members with integrity, transparency  and excellence remains steadfast.

Finally, it is with great pleasure that we extend a warm invitation to join us at our upcoming annual meeting. This event is a unique opportunity for us to come together as a cooperative community, share insights on the past year’s achievements, and discuss the exciting initiatives ahead. Your presence is crucial in shaping the future of our cooperative, and we encourage you to attend, participate in discussions, and exercise your right to have a voice in the decisions that impact our community. Join us for an informative and engaging gathering on April 10 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, where your ideas, input and presence will contribute to the continued success of Nodak Electric Cooperative. We look forward to seeing you there!