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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.

16 Jan

Energy forum highlights cooperative innovation

“Minnesota is home to some of the most well-run and innovative utilities in the nation,” said Center for Energy and Environment’s Mike Bull in his introduction of Great River Energy CEO David Saggau during last week’s CEE Energy Policy Forum. Saggau delivered the keynote address at the event whose theme, “Electric Cooperatives Lead Minnesota Innovation,” […]

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16 Jan
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Chief Transmission Officer Will Kaul announces retirement

After 38 years of service, Will Kaul, Great River Energy’s vice president and chief transmission officer, has set his retirement date for July 1, 2017, after which he will continue to provide consulting and expertise to Great River Energy and the future grid initiative he has led since 2014. “It’s been a great opportunity, experience […]

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16 Jan
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Free wind upgrade for electric vehicles extended through 2017

Current or soon-to-be electric vehicle drivers who belong to one of Great River Energy’s 28 member cooperatives will be able to take advantage of a perk that lets them to fuel up their cars with 100 percent wind energy at no extra cost. Revolt, a first-of-its-kind program that allows electric vehicle (EV) owners to further […]

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16 Jan

Renewable project depends on continued supply of municipal solid waste

Every day, waste from Hennepin, Sherburne and Anoka counties is delivered to Great River Energy’s Elk River Resource Processing Plant. There, the waste is processed into fuel for a nearby power plant, Great River Energy’s Elk River Energy Recovery Station, which is a renewable waste-to-energy power plant that operates around the clock. Steel, aluminum and […]

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