Reliable Energy

  • Powering You Through: The Big and The Small

    October 25, 2021

    When it comes down to business, Stearns Electric Association proudly provides the electricity needed to our commercial members to keep…

  • CEO’s Message – October 2021

    It’s a Matter of (Co-op!) Principles
    ACE Hardware, State Farm, REI, Land O’Lakes and Stearns Electric Association all share something in common: we’re…

  • Cooperatives Build Community

    October 7, 2021

    The cooperative business model has a history of building community from the ground up. Nearly a century ago when utilities…

  • Minnesota Cold Weather Rule

    September 27, 2021
    Minnesota Cold Weather Rule Extended Due to Omnibus Bill
    The Minnesota Cold Weather Rule, under statute (216B.097), protects residential utility customers…

  • CEO’s Message – September 2021

    Future Focus: Strategy and Planning
    Every three years, the Stearns Electric Board of Directors, alongside the Cooperative’s Executive and Management teams, create a…

  • How the Grid Works

    September 10, 2021


    Whenever you flip a switch, plug in your phone or open your refrigerator,…

  • Understanding Power Surges and Blinks

    August 26, 2021

    Have you ever noticed your lights blink during a thunderstorm? Or perhaps you’ve noticed a blinking microwave clock when you…

  • Powering You Through: The Storm and The Clear

    August 23, 2021

    Electricity offers many everyday conveniences – lighting for homes, appliances for cooking, televisions, game consoles and tablets for entertainment, just…

  • CEO’s Message – August 2021

    Power Supply Transformation Continues
    Great River Energy (GRE), Stearns Electric Association’s wholesale power provider, recently announced an agreement to sell Coal Creek Station…