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Energy Trail Tours: A Powerful Experience

  • Date: 08.01.2018
  • Time: 12:00 am

Harrison County Rural Electric Cooperative (HCREC) member-owners will travel to the Dakotas this summer on two Energy Trail Tours, offered through HCREC and its wholesale power provider, Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative (NIPCO).

Photo above show member-owners engaging in the electrical education of the Energy Trail Tours offered by HCREC & NIPCO
Above Cooperative member-owners experience electrical education on the annual Energy Trail Tours in the Dakotas

The tours, scheduled for July 11-13 and August 1-3, provide member-owners a personal journey to learn about electric generation and meet the people responsible for providing the electric power that is delivered to their homes, farms, and businesses in western Iowa.  Tours help to showcase, first-hand, the value of an electric generation portfolio that includes coal as a part of America's energy mix.  Three days of experiencing the passion, innovation, and dedication of HCREC's power providers shapes member perceptions of how electricity is generated in a carbon-constrained world.

Tours will showcase electric generation facilities including hydro, coal-fired and wind and will also educate participants on the benefits of carbon capture and the land stewardship efforts at Coteau Properties' Freedom Mine.

In addition to the tours of the facilities, members will learn about rural electric cooperative history; gain a new understanding and pride in cooperative ownership; and engage with other fellow member-owners across western Iowa in a fun three-day adventure across the upper Midwest.

Look for information on our annual Energy Trail Tours included in the spring edition of your monthly cooperative newsletter.