Your cooperative and environmental responsibility
Electric cooperatives have a history of environmental stewardship. Our co-op delivers power generated by the earth’s resources – like wind, water and coal – so it’s important that we do everything we can to take care of our natural environment. This Earth Day, we’re celebrating all of the steps our cooperative system is taking to keep the air clean, preserve our green spaces and promote conservation.
Approximately 42% of our electricity generation capacity is derived from carbon-free sources in North Dakota. Our wholesale power supplier, Minnkota Power Cooperative, understands the need for a diverse energy mix that includes generation such as wind and hydro power.
Project Tundra initiative
Additionally, Minnkota is evaluating the construction of the world’s largest power-plant-focused carbon capture and storage facility – Project Tundra – at its coal-based Young Station near Center, N.D. The goal of the project is to remove 90% of the carbon dioxide (CO2) from either of the plant’s two generation units, and then store that CO2 safely and permanently thousands of feet underground. Learn more at ProjectTundraND.com.
Infinity Renewable Energy program
Members of Cass County Electric can take part in the Infinity Renewable Energy program to integrate more wind power into their electricity. By enrolling in the program, you choose the kilowatt-hours or percentage of electricity you would like to be derived from renewable resources. Give us a call to find out more.
Incentives for driving electric
Cass County Electric is promoting electric vehicle (EV) use in our region to help lower transportation emissions, strengthen our electric grid and save our members money. You can drive a little greener by taking advantage of our EV charging station rebate (up to $500) and our low off-peak charging rate. Contact us for more information.
Rebates for energy efficiency
For years, Cass County Electric has been your source for expertise on using electricity wisely. On top of sharing energy-saving tips with our members, we offer impressive rebates on energy- efficient heating and cooling systems and technology for your home, farm or business. Check out CassCountyElectric.com for details on how you can save energy – and money.
Prairie Sun Community Solar
Prairie Sun Community Solar was completed in 2016. Our 102-kW solar array, located along 63rd Street South in Fargo, was the first active community solar project in the state of North Dakota. Participating members see solar energy credits on their monthly bills. Panels are still available for reservation by CCEC members.
Earth Day is April 22, so join us in marking the occasion by picking up trash in your neighborhood, finding ways to use energy wisely in your home or planting a new tree in your yard – away from power lines, of course!