Small utility cybersecurity guide released

Small utility cybersecurity guide released

March 15, 2017 From the February 2017 issue of The Resource, Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released a Guide to Cybersecurity, Resilience, and Reliability for Small and Read More
Understand and communicate your utility’s value

Understand and communicate your utility’s value

January 30, 2017 Register for the Public Utility Governance webinar series No matter the size of your budget and your utility, every public power community should engage in a strategic dialog with its Read More
New brand for the American Public Power Association

New brand for the American Public Power Association

January 30, 2017 From Sue Kelly, President & CEO American Public Power Association In 2015, the American Public Power Association adopted a new three-year strategic plan. One important element is “Raising Awareness of Read More
6 tips for a safe holiday wrap up

6 tips for a safe holiday wrap up

January 4, 2017 You decked the halls and trimmed the tree, but now the hectic holidays have passed. As you clean up and tear down your holiday decorations, Heartland and the Electrical Safety Read More
Changes to Power Forward rebates announced; Input sought on potential new service

Changes to Power Forward rebates announced; Input sought on potential new service

November 2, 2016 Heartland makes announcements regarding customer service programs Over the course of three days, Heartland staff traveled nearly 600 miles to three customer communities to make presentations on the 2017 budget. Read More
Phelps honored with Distinguished Service Award

Phelps honored with Distinguished Service Award

October 4, 2016 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 Read More
CEO’s Report: Shop local for electricity

CEO’s Report: Shop local for electricity

October 4, 2016 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. Read More
Mutual aid agreement fulfills plant maintenance needs for three Minnesota utilities

Mutual aid agreement fulfills plant maintenance needs for three Minnesota utilities

September 1, 2016 Jim Maras likens  generating plant maintenance to car maintenance–if it isn’t done regularly, things are more likely to go wrong. According to Maras, general manager of Madelia Municipal Light and Read More
SDMEA seeking Director of Municipal Electric Services

SDMEA seeking Director of Municipal Electric Services

July 14, 2016 South Dakota Municipal Electric Association is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Municipal Electric Services. Duties include providing association director services to SD municipalities which own and operate Read More
The value of transmission

The value of transmission

June 30, 2016 Since Heartland transitioned into the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) in October of 2015, we have seen many changes in our operations. While the transition to SPP has been a learning Read More