December 16, 2022


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It’s hard to believe, but 2021 is just around the corner! Our week-eight challenge is to pause and reflect on 2020, celebrate the good, and continue to look for ways to bring light to life in 2021.


Over the past several weeks, Otter Tail Power Company focused on bringing light to life through a series of fun and impactful challenges.

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After years of planning and 17 months of construction, Otter Tail Power Company’s Merricourt Wind Energy Center is operational.


During our week-two #BringLightToLife challenge of giving artfully, we introduced our festive Ollie the Otter coloring page so kids, and kids at heart, could take a moment to color the season with cheer. We sent the page out in some happy mail to elementary schools throughout our three-state, 70,000 square-mile service area and asked for kids to share their pages by December 2 for the chance to be featured in a local newspaper.

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“We appreciate the Commission’s input on our initial request and their decision to approve our updated interim rate request as filed,” said Otter Tail Power Company President Tim Rogelstad. “With this decision, we’re able to recover on our prudent investments in necessary infrastructure and technology to provide our customers with electric service that’s increasingly clean, safe, and reliable while maintaining rates among the lowest in the nation.”

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“It’s great to see an organization dedicated to science take advantage of the latest in lighting technology by installing LEDs,” said Otter Tail Power Company Energy Management Representative Roger Garton. “Helping with the cost, the center received a $4,800 rebate from Otter Tail Power Company combined with a Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) Seed Grant of $8,200.” The switch will save Headwaters Science Center an estimated $2,000 per year.