Conservation via cooperative in South Dakota

Veronica Kusser, West River Electric manager of member services, records light readings during the energy audit of Wall Drug

Veronica Kusser, West River Electric manager of member services, records light readings during the energy audit of Wall Drug.

Wall Drug is the number one roadside attraction in America, says the business’ chairman Rick Hustead.

The 76,000-square-foot landmark’s 200-plus employees work in the restaurant and 26 different retail shops to provide visitors a free and top-notch experience.

An area of operations that Hustead and his employees needed help, however, is energy efficiency.

Enter: West River Electric Association.

In January, the cooperative joined forces with Basin Electric to conduct an energy audit of Wall Drug to determine areas that the business could improve its energy efficiency.

Read more about the process in the March-April 2016 issue of Basin Today: Conservation via cooperative

Watch “Electric co-op checks to see if Wall Drug could save money on electricity” to hear more about the audit and why Basin Electric and its members provide the service.

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