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Fast Facts: By the Numbers

1. Electric co-op members (active services): 20,962Polk-Burnett color logo
2. Propane customers: 4,741
3. Miles of power line: 3,365
4. Square miles of service territory: 2,000
5. Polk-Burnett employees: 53 electric and 7 propane
6. Year cooperative was founded: 1938
7. First year electricity was delivered: 1939
8. Average members per mile: 6
9. Polk-Burnett is locally owned by its members
10. Operation Round-Up grants since 1998: $684,000
11. Scholarship dollars since 1987: $550,000
12. Polk-Burnett does not own or operate power plants; it is a distribution co-op. Electricity is purchased from Dairyland Power Cooperative. The 2015 generation mix includes:

  • 67% from coal
  • 13% from wind, solar and other renewables
  • 7% from natural gas
  • 12% other

Dairyland is working to reduce coal generation to about 50% by 2025.

 

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