Dakota Electric Association (DEA) wanted a partner that would share their long-term vision and have the ability to make a difference. “They (POWER) brought us their experience, the ability to identify needs we didn’t know about, and identified systems that worked well at other utilities,” says Craig Turner, Chief Engineer. “What we didn’t want was a consultant to come in and give us advice and then leave. Instead our vision was to bring in a trusted advisor who would become an integral part of our project team,” stated Randy Poulson, Engineering VP.

Working as a trusted advisor for DEA, POWER is contributing to the highly successful strategic planning efforts that leverage the benefits of enterprise integration and emerging technology.  These collaborative projects have led to a well integrated system that has increased workforce efficiency and improved member satisfaction. “POWER prides themselves on the relationships that we build with our customers.  Collaborating on this video is a true testament to the depth of the DEA/POWER partnership.  We will continue to listen to DEA’s needs and work hard to maintain a high level of customer service to ensure DEA is successful in reaching their long-term vision,” said Jana Constant, Strategic Consultant at POWER.

About Dakota Electric Association

Dakota Electric Association is a member-owned, nonprofit electric utility serving parts of Dakota, Goodhue, Scott, and Rice counties, just south of the Twin Cities. Serving more than 100,000 members, Dakota Electric is the second-largest electric cooperative in Minnesota and is ranked among the 25 largest electric distribution cooperatives nationally.

About POWER Engineers

POWER Engineers is a global consulting engineering firm specializing in the delivery of integrated solutions for energy, food and beverage, facilities, communications, environmental, and federal markets. POWER Engineers offers complete multidiscipline engineering and program management services. Founded in 1976, it is an employee-owned company with more than 2,300 employees in 40 offices throughout the United States and abroad. POWER’s Geospatial and Asset Management Solutions group provides experience with industry-leading technologies and a wide range of solutions for electric, gas and water utilities and local governments.  For more information, please visit http://www.powereng.com/ or contact jana.constant@powereng.com.