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Your rates are among the lowest in the nation. That’s not an accident! We make the right investments at the right times to keep your costs down.

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We provide reliable electricity you can count on. That means you have power more than 99.98% of the time!

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While we create a cleaner energy future, you'll continue to pay less to reliably power your home, or business, thanks to renewable options.

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For more than a century our company and employees have partnered with the communities we serve to create meaningful impact.

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MISO Board approves significant investment in major transmission projects

On Monday, July 25, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) Board of Directors approved $10.3 billion in transmission projects focused on its Midwest Subregion, which includes our service area. These projects are the first group of four in MISO’s Long-Range Transmission Planning process that aims to integrate new generation resources outlined in MISO member and state plans and increase resilience in the face of severe weather events. We’ll work on projects in this first group as well as the second.

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What extreme temperatures could mean for you

Summer is here and forecasted higher-than-average temperatures may lead to increased energy demand. “Otter Tail Power has enough resources to serve our customers, though expected summer weather challenges could mean we’ll need to take additional steps to help maintain reliability of the energy grid,” said Asset Management Vice President JoAnn Thompson. “Rest assured, our employees are well trained and ready for any type of energy grid event, with solid plans for grid and market fluctuations.”

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We're working to restore power

Thursday evening’s severe weather has resulted in prolonged outages for more than 24,000 of our customers primarily in Minnesota and South Dakota. With significant damage to equipment, including more than 250 broken poles, we anticipate that it may take most of the day before crews are able to complete repairs. Some customers could be without power for three to four days.

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