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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 Jun

Welcome home, bees: Great River Energy, MnDOT and Elk River to bring back prairie

Honey bees and butterflies looking for a home will soon have more than nine new acres in Elk River to settle into. It’s all thanks to Great River Energy, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), the city of Elk River and their shared commitment to helping pollinators. Together the organizations are re-establishing pollinator-friendly habitat on […]

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17 Jun

Company leaders share cooperative message

Financial strength, dependable assets and a plan to remain competitive long into the future – those were the messages Great River Energy leaders shared with members and stakeholders during the cooperative’s June 1 annual meeting. “2015 was a good year, and 2016 is off to a strong start,” said President and CEO David Saggau. “Our […]

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17 Jun

Cooperatives measure Minnesota’s solar potential

Southern solar installations outpace the north, while winter output stalls statewide After almost two years of collecting output data and other information from the Maple Grove and 19 member cooperative arrays, Great River Energy’s generation engineers have a better idea of what the Land of 10,000 Lakes is capable of in terms of solar energy […]

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17 Jun

NRECA names former U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson new CEO

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) announced that former U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson has been selected to serve as NRECA’s sixth chief executive officer. Matheson will succeed Jo Ann Emerson, who was stricken by a severe illness in August of last year. He will join the association and assume his duties as CEO in […]

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