Powering what’s possible


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.

15 Nov

Talent meets technology

Operators use advanced systems, skills to manage electric grid In a dark, windowless room at a Great River Energy location, a mosaic of 50-inch monitors displays information about the electric grid that supplies power to consumers around Minnesota and Wisconsin. Operators monitor the grid 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, working twelve hour […]

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15 Nov
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Dakota joins new renewable energy program

Businesses interested in renewable energy have a new option in a Great River Energy program tailored specifically for commercial and industrial businesses. Dakota Electric Association (DEA) has signed on to be a participant in the Wellspring C&I program, which offers large companies a new way to offset their energy consumption with renewable resources. “It’s an […]

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15 Nov

2018 budget: Stable rates, flat sales

Strategic decisions to position its generation portfolio and other cost-saving measures have Great River Energy entering 2018 with stable wholesale electricity rates and a strong financial position. Great River Energy’s revenue requirement for next year is budgeted at $969.2 million, down more than $20 million from the 2017 budget. That means lower power costs for […]

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15 Nov
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Mercury control technology earns patent

Great River Energy employees discovered an effective and cost-efficient way to reduce mercury emissions to comply with the Mercury and Air Toxic Standards. When facing tighter regulations for mercury emissions at the Coal Creek Station power plant, Great River Energy employees met the challenge head on and created a new, better and more cost-efficient way […]

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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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