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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.

16 Feb
News from Great River Energy

Ash revenues, savings reach $100 million

Great River Energy’s fly ash business recently hit a huge milestone in reaching $100 million in combined revenue and savings since 1997. That year, Great River Energy decided to make fly ash beneficial use efforts into a business by selling it into the concrete market. In doing so, Great River Energy not only generated revenue […]

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16 Feb
News from Great River Energy

Better reliability, rain or shine

Whether it’s a blue sky day or the morning after a destructive storm, today’s electric system is increasingly better able to ensure that cooperatives can keep the electricity flowing to homes and businesses. Today’s grid technology provides greater “visibility” into the system. Rather than having to rely on line technicians or a limited number of […]

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16 Feb

Charging forward in Minnesota

As electric vehicle (EV) charging stations continue to pop up around the state, Great River Energy and its members are busy contributing to the movement. Scott Reimer, general manager for Federated Rural Electric Association, said his cooperative is happy to be hosting a new Tesla charging station, which is located at a gas station in […]

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16 Feb
News from Great River Energy

Use of refined coal grows

The U.S. power sector is increasingly shifting to refined coal and now makes up nearly one-fifth of coal-based generation. Use increased from 17 percent in 2016 to 19 percent through the end of the third quarter of 2017, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Refined coal has been processed to remove certain pollutants from […]

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