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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 May
News from Great River Energy

Efficient energy anchors industrial hub

The campus of Coal Creek Station has emerged as a model of efficient energy use An energy park is taking root near Great River Energy’s Coal Creek Station. The site is essentially an industrial park surrounding a power plant, and it allows Great River Energy to develop new efficiencies and maximize the value of its […]

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16 May
News from Great River Energy

Ten-year transmission plan in the works

Great River Energy is in the midst of its long-range transmission planning process, coordinating with its 28 member-owner cooperatives and other utilities to determine where transmission improvements will be needed in the future. According to Dave Kempf, manager of transmission planning engineering, many transmission projects in the past were driven by growth in the use […]

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16 May

Four more falcons born at Elk River plant

After incubating eggs for a little over a month, Brooklyn and Breezy, the resident falcons at Great River Energy’s Elk River Energy Recovery Station, welcomed four young falcons in early May. Known as “eyasses,” the young falcons will remain in the nest for several weeks before starting to learn to fly. Great River Energy will […]

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16 May

All-electric road trip: Stearns County to Salt Lake City

Stearns Electric Association sent two Minnesota millennials on a cross-country electric vehicle (EV) expedition to gain the hands-on experience needed to remain the trusted source of energy information for member-owners. Traveling over 1,200 miles in rural America, Amanda Groethe and Whitney Ditlevson, Stearns Electric’s communication team, kept an extensive driving log, collecting data for research, […]

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