On the Farm
Dunn Energy Cooperative provides member farmers with testing for stray voltage and proper correction/repair services. On staff is a Journeyman Lineman to handle all stray voltage concerns. We use state of the art testing equipment to test distribution, wiring, and electrical facilities. We are committed to ensuring that the energy delivered to your home or business is clean, safe, and reliable.
DEC operates under the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC®) and specifications set forth by the Rural Utility Service. The Wisconsin State Statue requires that the members wiring must comply with the National Electrical Code (NEC®) and the Wisconsin Electrical Code. The purpose of these codes is for the practical safeguarding of persons and property from hazards arising from the use of electricity.
Electrical Codes and Services
Services are becoming larger because of an increased demand for electricity. They are also getting more technical due to the complexity of electronic equipment. The grounding and bonding of such equipment is critical for protection and proper operation. To achieve this, the system must have the proper size and type of wire, switch gear, overcurrent protection and all appropriate related equipment.
The codes are not intended as a design specification or an instruction manual for untrained persons. DEC recommends its members to have a qualified electrician do the wiring. An affidavit is required from the person doing the electrical installation. This affidavit states that all wiring complies with both the National and State Electrical Codes. Unfortunately, if the installation does not fully comply with the stated codes, Dunn Energy Cooperative has no recourse but to refuse to energize the service.
Electrical Loan/Grant for Farmers
DEC is also a continued supporter of the statewide farm rewiring program called, “Safety First!.” This is a program that was developed by Wisconsin electric cooperatives to assist dairy farmers with the cost of rewiring projects and to promote safety. A loan/grant combination is available up to $20,000. Grants are available for 20% or up to $4,000 from the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association. Loans are available for 80% or up to $16,000 from Dunn Energy Cooperative. You can take up to 5 years to repay the loan. An interest rate of 5% applies.
Dunn Energy Cooperative has a large amout of rebates available to local farmers for upgrades and installments at their facility. For more information, click on our Energy Sense tab at the top of this page.