Polk-Burnett is an electric distribution cooperative. We do not own power plants or generate electricity. We buy electricity from La Crosse, Wisconsin-based Dairyland Power Cooperative, and deliver it to you, our 20,000+ members.Steve Stroshane, general manager
Who Powers You: Energy Supply & Renewables
About 56 cents of every dollar we collect is used to purchase wholesale power; the remaining 44 cents is used for expenses we can control, including the costs to deliver power to your home: maintaining power lines, installing meters and managing your account.Steve Stroshane, general manager
Co-op electricity connects the modern world
Do you remember when your grandparents would talk about paying their light bill? Today, your electric bill does goes beyond keeping the lights on. Electricity connects us to the modern world: consider all the necessities and conveniences we enjoy because co-op power lines run to the meter outside your home. Count your TVs, computers, gaming systems, music and video players. Next, look around your kitchen: from the coffee maker to the toaster, microwave and dishwasher, we’ve all added appliances to our homes. And what about the power tools in your garage? All these devices run on electricity from your cooperative. You can count on us to deliver reliable electricity for heating and air conditioning, hot water, keeping the lights on and so much more!
Co-op electricity is becoming greener
If you're like many Americans, when given the choice, you would prefer to power your devices with electricity that comes from renewable sources, such as solar and wind, rather than fossil fuels. Polk-Burnett and our wholesale power provider, Dairyland Power Cooperative, are diversifying generation resources and increasing the amount of solar energy in Wisconsin. Our new SunTuria Solar array in Centuria is one of 18 solar facilities developed by Dairyland Power Cooperative and it's the first utility-scale solar in our service territory. We are excited to develop local solar for our membership. It provides clean, renewable energy at a fixed rate, replacing electricity from fossil fuel sources and providing long-term, stable energy prices. Let us know if your school would like a tour.
Electrifying transportation improves the environment
Moving from gas to electricity reduces pollution, and the gap improves as the electric grid gets greener. When electric vehicles are powered by wind or solar, they have zero emissions.