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January 18, 2018

Metering Upgrade Will Improve Service

 

 

 

 

Crow Wing Power (CWP) is always looking at utilizing proven technology to improve our service to members. Therefore, we have been addressing our current end-of-life automated metering system and recently signed a contract for an updated automated metering system. This technology will help us serve you better, with improved efficiency, reliability and power quality.

Member-Owned Distributed Generation

For those members interested in member-owned electric power generation, we appreciate the opportunity to work with you. To assist our members, we have developed a streamlined process for safe, reliable, efficient, and cost-effective interconnection of small renewable energy systems.

Long Time Board Member Passes Away

We received the sad news recently that our long-time Board Member and friend, Ken Miller, passed away on Wednesday, August 30.  Ken was a dedicated Board Director for 32 years, longer than any of the current Directors, so we all knew him well.

Generator Safety Be Aware

Our Lives are on the Line

                The safety of you, our members, and our employees is a top priority at Crow Wing Power, especially during dangerous times. When storms hit our area, we rush to your aid as soon as weather conditions allow our lineworkers to travel and make repairs safely.

Let's Go Fishing Wins Community Award

Let's Go Fishing Board Members receive plaque and $500Brainerd Let’s Go Fishing is the 2016 Touchstone Energy Commitment to Community winner this year.   On December 28, they received a plaque and $500 as the local winner and their organization has been submitted for the State-wide Touchstone Energy annual program.  They received a plaque and $500.

Osprey Web Cam

Have you checked out the Central Lakes College Osprey Webcam this year?    This year two Osprey were spotted on April 24 on the platform.  Last year they returned on April 10. We'll watch and see if it's  "Harlowe and Hercules" that have returned and if they have luck with a family this year.   

Christmas Day Ice Storm

Another Storm Causes Power Outages on Christmas Day

Linemen restoring power after replacing poleTodd Treichler (left) and Justin Wilson using dual buckets stringing new wire to a replaced power pole that had snapped on Knollwood Drive in Baxter.  Photo courtesy of Steve Kohls, Brainerd Dispatch.

Winter Storm Argos 2016

Winter Storm Argos blew in November 18 with a furry and quickly turned from a winter storm to a blizzard. Outages began as the heavy wet snow brought trees down on power lines. By 2:30pm with blizzard conditions of 35+ mph winds, icy roads and visibility to almost nothing, we closed our offices. But, with 2,000 members out of power our line crews continued to work on restoration.

Cold Weather Disconnect Rule Begins Oct. 15

During the period of October 15 - April 15, Crow Wing Power follows the Minnesota Cold Weather rule that states utilities cannot disconnect electric service for non-payment as long as the member meets certain criteria, which means they must sign an inability to pay form and keep current with an acceptable payment plan.  If certain conditions are not met we will disconnect.  The policy and forms needed can be found by

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