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Dairyland Power Cooperative goes the the White House

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Dairyland Power Cooperative will be attending the White House Solar Summit and Champions of Change event happening on Thursday April 17th, in the White House.

The Rural Utilities Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that nominated Dairyland Power Cooperative to attend the event. The company is being recognized for its efforts in renewable energy, and its recent efforts to expand on solar energy.

“For many years, we have been steadily adding renewable resources to our system while balancing reliability and affordability,” said Bill Berg, President and CEO. “We are honored by this invitation to the White House, and pleased to have the opportunity to expand solar generation in cooperation with our members.”

Dairyland signed an agreement with Minnesota-Three, LLC, to purchase the renewable energy produced by a large solar facility in Minnesota. Another solar powered facility is being constructed near Westby Wis., and both should be operational by the end of June.

The recently announced solar installations will expand and complement Dairyland’s already diverse renewable portfolio (wind, bio gas, biomass, landfill gas, hydro, solar). Dairyland’s renewable resources provide about 13 percent of the energy delivered to its members, which is ahead of current renewable energy requirements in Wisconsin. Dairyland also has a leadership role in the National Renewables Cooperative Organization, which works to develop renewable resources for electric cooperatives across the nation.

For more information, please visit www.dairynet.com.
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