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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.

20 Sep
News from Great River Energy

State’s largest cooperative solar project complete

The largest solar array in Minnesota owned by electric cooperatives is now generating electricity for members of Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association (WH). The Dickinson Solar Project is a collaborative effort between WH and Great River Energy. The project will bring an additional 2.25 megawatts of renewable energy onto the grid. A dedication event to recognize […]

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20 Sep

Technology opening up member options

Technological advances are a key driver in the evolution of the electric utility industry. For years, Great River Energy and its member cooperatives have been laying the technological groundwork to offer members more options and allow members to further customize their service in the future. There are four technology trends underway: Upgrading infrastructure It all […]

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20 Sep

Electric cars go farther, cost less than ever

Once thought of as a futuristic or out-of-reach luxury product, electric vehicles (EVs) are quickly becoming a more realistic option for mainstream consumers. A variety of factors, such as driving ranges going up and sticker prices dropping, are now allowing drivers who may have previously ruled out plug-in hybrid or all-electric cars to more seriously […]

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20 Sep

Buzzing about bees: Great River Energy talks pollinators at summit

From bees to butterflies, pollinator populations have been dwindling in recent years, and many groups have stepped in to help re-establish their native habitat. Among them, electric cooperatives have a unique opportunity to highlight their commitment to community and education by participating in the nationwide effort to bring back the bee and butterfly populations. Great […]

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