Cass County Electric Cooperative is one of 11 distribution cooperatives that own Minnkota Power Cooperative, a generation and transmission utility. Minnkota Power Cooperative operates the Young Station coal-fired power plant at Center, N.D., owns two 900 kW wind turbines at Valley City and Petersburg, N.D., has wind energy contracts with NextEra from the Langdon, Ashtabula, and Oliver Wind Energy Centers, and delivers hydroelectric allocations from Western Area Power Administration to its member-owners.
Minnkota Power Cooperative monitors and provides emission reports to the North Dakota Department of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency and continues to invest in and install emissions control equipment to reduce emissions. Thanks to these investments, Minnkota Power currently meets or exceeds all state and federal regulations on coal emissions. The graphs that follow are based on reports filed by Minnkota and show Cass County Electric Cooperative's share of the emissions based on kWh sales. As the graphs indicate, emissions per kWh have trended down over the last decade.
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