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
Has your email been compromised?

Has your email been compromised?

June 7, 2016 Infotech Solutions, LLC in Madison, SD is advising customers to be extra cautious with emails they receive from any unknown or questionable source. We have seen reports of users getting Read More
Annual Meeting recap: Social media enhances customer experience

Annual Meeting recap: Social media enhances customer experience

June 1, 2016 According to a recent article in The New York Times, more than one-sixteenth of the average user’s waking time is spent on Facebook or its Instagram and Messenger platforms. Those 50 Read More
South Dakota finance officers eligible for “Finance Officer of the Year” award

South Dakota finance officers eligible for “Finance Officer of the Year” award

April 11, 2016 South Dakota Municipal League is now accepting nominations for the 2016-2017 Finance Officer of the Year award. All nominations must be submitted in writing by May 1, 2016. The award Read More
Spring into Safe Digging Month

Spring into Safe Digging Month

April 7, 2016 In South Dakota, spring is the season to welcome warmer weather and longer days. For many, it’s also the time to begin projects to spruce up outdoor spaces. With spring Read More
Webinar outlines risks utilities face, how to protect against attacks

Webinar outlines risks utilities face, how to protect against attacks

April 4, 2016 Customers were able to learn more about Heartland’s cybersecurity program at a recent webinar hosted by Helix Security. Vice President of Business Development Rick Olivier talked about the different cyber Read More
Reducing Cyber Risk: Where to Start

Reducing Cyber Risk: Where to Start

March 1, 2016 By Nathan Mitchell, senior director of electric reliability standards and security, American Public Power Association Contributed Story. Originally appeared in the November-December 2015 issue of Public Power Innovation opens doors Read More
APPA Award deadline approaching January 29

APPA Award deadline approaching January 29

January 13, 2016 Nominate your APPA member colleagues and organizations for #publicpower’s highest honors by Jan 29, 2016 🏆 Visit www.publicpower.org/Awards A photo posted by We Are Public Power (@publicpowerorg) on Jan 13, Read More