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MiEnergy's wholesale electric power supplier is Dairyland Power Cooperative. Dairyland Power Cooperative, based in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, provides the wholesale electrical requirements and other services for MiEnergy and 24 other distribution cooperatives in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. 

Dairyland Power Cooperative generates electricity by using both traditional and renewable energy resources to provide safe, reliable and affordable electricity. Dairyland owns and operates several power plants utilizing a progressive 'all of the above' strategy: hydroelectric, natural gas, coal, landfill gas, wind and solar generation.

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As of 2021, 39% of MiEnergy members' electricity comes from renewable resources:

Dairyland's energy mix:

 

dpc mix

 

Coal
John P. Madgett Station, generating capacity of 387 MW; Weston 4, 30% owner and a generating capacity of 165 MW

Natural gas/oil
Elk Mound Combustion Turbines, generating approximately 70 MW; RockGen Energy Center, 503 MW

Renewables 
Flambeau Hydroelectric Station, 18.8 MW; Sartell Hydro Station, 10 MW; Solar totaling 193.2 MW; Wind totaling 207.4 and Landfill Gas totaling 10.4 MW 

MiEnergy's energy mix:

 

energy sources

 

 

Member-owned generation
13 MW (730-plus member owned generation systems)

Fillinona Solar
9 MW

Minnesota-Three, cooperative-owned solar partnership
517 kW

Renwable Rays, cooperative-owned community solar
98 kW


 

MISO (Midcontinent Independent System Operator)

As a Regional Transmission Organization, MISO is an essential link in the safe delivery of electric power across all or parts of 15 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba. MISO operates a wholesale market where electric energy is bought and sold and transmission is regulated. DPC is a member of MISO.

Alliant Energy

Alliant Energy, headquartered in Madison, Wisc., is MiEnergy’s wholesale power supplier for the service territory in purchased as part Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative (SMEC). In 2015 SMEC, a group of 12 electric distribution cooperatives, purchased Alliant Energy’s Minnesota electric distribution assets.