Heartland interns complete projects, create resources for customers’ benefit Heartland’s two summer interns wrapped up their respective projects and presented their findings to the Heartland Board of Directors at their August meeting. Operations Engineering Intern Heather Ahlgrim and Customer Research
Summer Conference recap: Entrepreneurs and collaboration are pathways to prosperity How is your city welcoming new residents and entrepreneurs? Will your welcome encourage them to stay? Don Macke, co-founder and co-director of the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, posed these questions
Plankinton council approves $23K rate study Utility is one step closer to upgrading electric system Some utility poles in Plankinton, SD are standing simply because electric lines are holding them up. Cause for concern? You bet.
Volga senior is fine arts standout Tommy Kasper named Heartland’s September student of the month A senior at Sioux Valley High School, in Volga, S.D., Tommy Kasper is recognized for his leadership skills, positive attitude and
Phelps honored with Distinguished Service Award Lake Crystal Electric Utility Superintendent recognized by colleagues Mathias Phelps is this year’s recipient of Heartland’s Distinguished Service Award, created to recognize exceptional employees at Heartland customer utilities. Phelps serves as
CEO’s Report: Shop local for electricity Finding the value in public power We all know there are many good reasons to shop locally. Not only do business owners benefit, but so does the community as a whole.
Akron ripe with aronia berry business The old saying goes “There’s something in the water,” but in Akron, Iowa, there’s something in the juice: aronia berries. The city has become the unofficial aronia berry capital of
Two long-term projects moving forward in Arlington The city of Arlington, SD is moving forward with two phases of its long-term strategic plan with help from Heartland. The Arlington Community Development Corporation (ACDC) received a $5,000 economic development
CEO’s Report: The Certainty of Regulation If there’s one certainty in the electric utility industry, it’s the uncertainty of regulation. Regulation is a reality we must live with, but because it is constantly changing and evolving,
CEO’s Report: Partnering for progress in customer communities Listening to Don Macke speak at our Summer Conference about creating economic opportunities got me energized about development in our customer communities. He reminded me how important partnerships are in
Power Forward: Back to School Heartland’s energy efficiency program, Power Forward, provides customers with valuable tools, including a comprehensive incentive program to offer their residential and commercial customers, as well as grants to help with
Selection process for U.S. Senate Youth Program underway U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) announced the annual statewide selection process for the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) has begun. Two South Dakota high school
States ask Supreme Court to put Clean Power Plan on hold By Jeannine Anderson, News Editor, American Public Power Association From the January 28, 2016 issue of Public Power Daily; Originally published January 27, 2016 Reprinted with permission Twenty-five states on Jan. 26