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We provide wholesale electric service to our 28 member cooperatives which distribute electricity to approximately 665,000 member consumers in Minnesota - or about 1.7 million people.

18 Oct
News from Great River Energy

A vision realized

Utilities invested 12 years and $1.85 billion to fortify the Midwest electric grid and enable renewable development A 2004 hallway conversation between Minnesota’s two largest utilities spurred a 12-year effort to  update and expand the region’s electric grid. With the late-September completion of a 345-kilovolt transmission line between Hampton, Minn., and La Crosse, Wis., the […]

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17 Oct

Security summit fosters cooperative collaboration

The increased connectivity provided by the internet has vastly changed the way we live our daily lives and the way we all do business. While most aspects of the internet are positive – like accomplishing things more quickly and efficiently, and having access from anywhere at any time – what we often forget to think […]

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17 Oct
News from Great River Energy

National standards keep grid secure

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) is not a household name, but it certainly is commonplace in the electric utility industry. NERC is a regulatory authority responsible for ensuring the reliability of the bulk electric system in North America. To ensure Great River Energy’s members continue to receive secure and reliable electric service, the […]

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17 Oct

National Co-op Month celebrates member ownership

Being part of a cooperative means being part of something special. Great River Energy is celebrating National Cooperative Month in October, along with 40,000 other cooperative businesses serving more than 120 million people nationwide. “Great River Energy supports the seventh cooperative principle, concern for community,” said Jon Brekke, Great River Energy’s vice president and chief […]

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As a cooperative, Great River Energy is owned and operated by the members it serves. Our 28 member cooperatives are an essential part of our organization.

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