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  • Sipping an ice-cold glass of lemonade. Long days at the pool. Watermelon. We love summer and all the warm memories it holds. But as much as we appreciate a good sunshine-filled day, we’re just as thankful for a place to cool off. Our air conditioners help us enjoy the best summer has to offer…
  • As we roll into summer, most of us are probably getting our yards into shape. It won’t be long before our flowerbeds are awash in color and our gardens are pumping out wheelbarrows full of zucchini (whether we like it or not). But have you thought about getting your house in shape for spring and…
  • Each year on Earth Day, millions of people around the world join forces to make a positive impact on our planet. But you don’t have to wait until April 22 to get started. You can celebrate Earth Day any ole day – in fact, why not celebrate it all month long.  Check out these fun and meaningful…
  • After a busy day, nothing beats a hot bubble bath, especially during the cold winter months. Add a candle and some soothing music, and you’ve got a perfect little spa right in your own home. Most of us probably don’t spend much time thinking about hot water. It’s a luxury we’ve come to expect –…

Positive Energy

  • The week before Memorial Day, workers with the City of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, were busy preparing Oak Hill Cemetery for visitors. Because of the size of the property—more than 33 acres—it requires a lot of time. Those who do the work take great pride in it. We partner with the Arbor Day Foundation…
  • A large group of employees at the Black Hills Energy Neil Simpson Complex in Gillette, Wyoming, spent a recent morning ensuring the area around the power station is not only safe from fire danger but beautiful as well. The group picked up trash and debris alongside the roadways surrounding the…
  • For members of our Rapid City supply chain team, keeping the Black Hills beautiful is a priority. The team recently did their part by picking up garbage along Old Hill City Road near Hill City, South Dakota. The team trekked two miles along the road, picking up eight bags of garbage. The project…
  • More than 70 volunteers from Black Hills Energy and the community gathered recently in Dubuque, Iowa, to plant 41 new trees. The tree-planting project is through a partnership between the Black Hills Energy Power of Trees program and the nonprofit Trees Forever. Black Hills Energy has partnered…

Black Hills Energy News

  • WICHITA, Kan. – June 16, 2021 – Black Hills Energy continues to keep affordable energy for our customers a top priority in response to the dramatic increase in natural gas prices in February.  Black Hills Energy is working closely with the Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) to determine the best…
  • Pueblo, Colo. – June 10, 2021-- Black Hills Energy has received numerous calls from customers reporting solicitors approaching homes as solar-related contractors or representatives of our company, asking for access to meters on properties. We contact customers if we need to enter your property for…
  • Rapid City, SD – June 8, 2021 - Black Hills Energy has received reports from customers of attempted scam calls where the customer is told their bill is delinquent and will be turned off if they don’t pay immediately over the phone. We urge customers with concerns about the identity of someone…
  • Rapid City, SD—June 7, 2021 – Many areas throughout the upper Midwest are already experiencing above-average summer temperatures. As temperatures rise, Black Hills Energy knows how important it is for you to stay cool, but also keep your utility bill at a reasonable price. Here are a few tips that…