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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 Jun
News from Great River Energy

Kids, employees dig in to help bees, butterflies at Great River Energy

Today approximately 20 people, including kids from Elk River’s SustainER program, planted the first of nearly 11,000 starter plants that will be planted on Great River Energy’s campus on Highway 10 in Elk River. Their hard work was part of a celebration of a 9-acre prairie planting that will re-establish the native habitat that pollinators […]

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9 Jun

The mark of cooperative principles

Among the seven principles that guide cooperatives is a promise to demonstrate concern for community. That is taken very seriously at Great River Energy. The cooperative makes financial contributions to community organizations, funds scholarships, collects food and other necessities for those in need, and offers employees time off to volunteer – just to name a […]

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9 Jun

Volunteers spruce up state parks for GreenTouch Day

More than 350 volunteers descended upon their local state parks last month to spruce up the areas as part of Touchstone Energy’s annual GreenTouch Day. A partnership between Minnesota’s Touchstone Energy cooperatives and Minnesota State Parks, GreenTouch Day is a statewide event that occurs the first Saturday in May and invites electric cooperative employees, members […]

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9 Jun

Nelson named first chairwoman of the Utilities Technology Council

Kathy Nelson, Great River Energy principal telecommunications engineer, was elected first chairwoman of the Utilities Technology Council (UTC) board at its annual meeting in Charlotte, N.C., last month. With 10 U.S. regions, five special board committees, and 10 divisions and councils, Nelson will be part of a select group of top influential industry professionals helping […]

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