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We provide wholesale electric service to our 28 member cooperatives which distribute electricity to approximately 685,000 member consumers in Minnesota - or about 1.7 million people.

22 Apr
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Happy Earth Day 2017

At Great River Energy, we consider how our business impacts the environment every day. It’s part of our mission to provide member-owners with affordable, reliable energy in harmony with a sustainable environment. Check out our top ten environmental efforts: Charge electric vehicles with renewable energy Restoring pollinator habitat  Energy efficient buildings Reducing coal emissions with DryFiningTM  Fly […]

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17 Apr
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Survey measures member attitudes

Great River Energy conducted a quantitative survey to gauge the opinions of cooperative members in its service area on numerous energy-related issues. This year’s survey showed that affordability remains the top priority for consumers, and that there less urgency regarding energy and environmental issues. Respondents indicated they are selective when considering the inclusion of “green […]

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17 Apr
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Cooperative solar skyrockets

By the end of 2017, the total solar energy capacity of America’s electric cooperatives will be five times what it was two years ago, according to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). This year, cooperatives are on pace to add 480 megawatts (MW) of solar, which would bring their total capacity to 873 MW. […]

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17 Apr
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A new leader for North Dakota generation

Great River Energy begins a new era for its North Dakota generation operations with upcoming retirement of John Weeda, director of North Dakota generation. During his 41-year tenure with Great River Energy, most of which was spent at the Coal Creek Station power plant, Weeda and his staff overcame challenges and completed major projects by […]

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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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