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Lacreek Electric Association, Inc. was incorporated in 1948. It is headquartered at Martin, along the north edge of the Great Sand Hill Plains in southern South Dakota. LEA is a rural electric cooperative serving more than 4,000 members in six counties across 5,174 square miles of south central South Dakota and northern Nebraska.

2015 Year End Statistics

Headquarters:  121 N Harold St., Martin, SD 
Year Energized: 1948
Plant: 

$57,583,855

Equity:   40.73%

Counties Served:

Bennett, Jackson, Oglala Lakota, Todd, and Mellette in South Dakota and Cherry County in Nebraska

Number of Members:

4,185
Service Area: 5,174 square miles
Meters per Mile 2.11
Miles of Line:  3,155
Miles of Transmission Line: 

227

Miles of Distribution Line: 2,675
Miles of Underground Line: 253
Number of Meters: 

6,675

Average Monthly Usage, Farm & Residence 1,241 kWh
Number of Electric Heat Homes 721
Number of Irrigation Systems 116
Number of Security Lights 3,652
kWh Sales 118,316,870 kWh
Revenue per kWh (residential) $0.1004
Winter Demand 28,629 KW
Summer Demand 23,971 KW
Number of Employees: 27
Number of Directors:  13

Power Supplier:

Basin Electric Power Cooperative, 83.35% (Which consists of a blend of coal, hydro, nuclear, natural gas, renewable, (wind and waste heat) and purchases; and WAPA, 16.65% (Hydro)

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs).

Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

 

Person with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape , American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202)720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_ filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

 

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

 

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

 

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

 

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