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Taylor Electric Cooperative looks to bright future

Taylor Electric Cooperative has been serving its members since 1936. Electric service is provided to more than 4,300 customers in rural areas of Taylor County, plus portions of Marathon, Clark, and Lincoln counties. The member-owners elect a seven-member board of directors to govern the affairs of the cooperative.

More than 60 million kilowatt-hours of wholesale power are purchased from Dairyland Power Cooperative, La Crosse. More than 850 miles of distribution line are serviced and maintained by a full-time staff of 13 employees. Other services offered to members and the community at-large include electric grills, electric fireplaces and heating products, long distance telephone service, and more. Taylor Electric Cooperative is a partner with the nearly 600 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives nationwide, who serve more than 16 million customers in 44 states, and strive for service excellence through accountability, integrity, innovation, and commitment to community.

Taylor Electric Cooperative is proud to be a member of the Dairyland Cooperative. The generation and transmission cooperative formed in 1941, bringing light and power to the homes and farms in “America’s Dairyland.”

In January, Taylor Electric welcomed new president and CEO Kenneth Ceaglske.

Ceaglske comes to Taylor Electric Cooperative from Niobrara Electric Association in Lusk, Wy., where he served as general manager for the last eight years. Before that, he worked in the transmission operations area of Great River Energy in Elk River, Minn., and prior to that, he held various positions at East Central Energy in Braham, Minn. His past service also includes 13 years on the city council for the City of Braham, with three years as mayor.