Category: News Releases

Farm-in-a-box means fresh local greens year-round

Missouri River Energy Services (MRES), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), South Dakota State University (SDSU), and Children’s Museum of South Dakota are collaborating on a high-tech “farm-in-a-box” built entirely inside a specialized 40-foot container.

Committee confirms territory freeze is bad for South Dakota

Agreement between municipal and rural electric groups to continue discussions ends debate on annexation, arbitration and territory freezes.

Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency Announces Details of Plan to Sell Taxable Refunding Bonds

Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (“Western Minnesota”) plans to price approximately $320 million of taxable fixed-rate bonds the week of October 14, 2019 through a negotiated sale. Proceeds of the sale will primarily be used to refund a portion of certain of Western Minnesota’s outstanding Power Supply Revenue Bonds. The sale will be led by book-running senior manager Citigroup, with J.P. Morgan and Wells Fargo serving as co-managers. A Preliminary Official Statement is expected to be available the week of October 7.

Moody’s affirms Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency financial rating

Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed its Aa3 rating with a stable outlook for the Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (WMMPA). WMMPA provides financing for and is the owner of electric generation, transmission, and other facilities that are used by Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) to serve its 61 member municipal electric systems in the states of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Upper Midwest utilities to study transmission grid in light of ambitious carbon reduction goals

CapX2020 utilities say electric grid must have resilience and capacity to meet changing generation mix.

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