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December Message from the Manager

New substation energized

Jerry King

In October, Burke-Divide Electric Cooperative energized our newest substation, the Sauk Prairie Substation.  The Sauk Prairie Substation is located East of Kenmare and replaces our Greenbush Substation.

The Sauk Prairie Substation, a 5 megawatt substation, is part of our 2019-2022 Construction Work Plan which is aimed to meet the growing electrical needs of our membership and ensure reliable electric service in the future.  The Sauk Prairie Substation currently provides electric service to 221 meters.

What is a construction work plan?  A construction work plan (CWP) is the cooperative’s ongoing plan for construction of new electric plant that is vital in providing adequate and reliable electric service to our membership. We use our CWP as a support document in the cooperative’s budgeting process and for loan applications with the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and other lenders.  A construction work plan typically covers electric utility infrastructure requirements for 2 to 4 years.

As our members' needs change and grow, we work hard to make sure we can serve whatever those needs are, and we take great pride in doing just that.

Until next time,


Jerry King

General Manager

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