Renewable Energy

Wellspring Renewable Wind Energy

The Wellspring Renewable Wind Energy Program is a voluntary program that offers wind-generated electricity to co-op members. 

Community Solar

SolarWise is a community-based solar array designed to make it easy and affordable for our members to support an alternative, environmentally-friendly energy option.


Distributed Generation

With the increasing popularity of renewable energy, many members want to learn more about installing their own solar or wind generation system as a way to save money and protect the environment.

Stearns Electric Association will help you to interconnect your own electric generation equipment with our system. We follow the Minnesota statewide standards for interconnection. Learn more about distributed generation here.





Local Democracy Legislation

In October, 2017 the Stearns Electric Association Board of Directors will vote on a resolution to implement the changes to Minnesota Statute 216B.164, the Cogeneration and Small Power Product Act that the Minnesota Legislature passed and Governor Dayton signed earler this year. The legislation grants electric distribution cooperative boards the authority to assume the duties of the Public Utilities Commission as defined in 216B.164.


The Board of Directors will be hosting an open forum that members are invited to attend on September 26, 2017. Learn more about this legislation and the forum here.