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We provide wholesale electric service to our 28 member cooperatives which distribute electricity to approximately 695,000 member consumers in Minnesota - or about 1.7 million people.

16 Apr
News from Great River Energy

A day to honor line technicians

They set out in the dead of night or the cold of winter to bring back your power. They climb poles, work from bucket trucks and work on energized lines. On April 9, line technicians received some well-deserved recognition. “Line technicians keep the lights on for our member-owner cooperatives,” said Roger Kiefer, Great River Energy’s […]

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16 Apr

New round of data center sites certified

Data centers have become integral to everyday life. They provide the security and bandwidth needed to store and process information, making tasks such as email, streaming video and transferring money possible. The demand for data centers will continue, as companies such as telecommunication providers, banking and healthcare institutions depend on fast, secure and reliable data […]

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16 Apr

Spurring business growth in Anoka County

“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” – James Cash Penney This apt quote by the founder of the department store chain J.C. Penney can be applied to economic development. Sustainable growth requires investment and engagement from a broad range of stakeholders. But gathering disparate parties to work […]

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16 Apr
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Peregrine falcons return to Elk River

Despite the cold and snow in Minnesota, it is springtime. And, springtime means it’s time to welcome a pair of peregrine falcons to the nesting box atop Great River Energy’s Elk River Energy Recovery Station. In late February, two adult falcons took up residence in the Elk River nesting box. Brooklyn, the male, has returned […]

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