Monthly Archives: August 2015

EPA announces final Clean Power Plan

On Aug. 3, the Environmental Protection Agency released its Clean Power Plan, which regulates carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants. Although Great River Energy staff are still studying the Clean Power Plan and analyzing its impact, it is clear the rule imposes stringent requirements on power plants across the nation, including Great River […]

Power sources improve over time

Diverse generation fuels, technologies lead to cleaner, more efficient generation portfolio Like most Midwest utilities, Great River Energy has for much of its history depended on coal to fulfill the majority of its members’ energy needs. Gradually over the past few decades, the addition of new fuels and generation technologies has left the cooperative with […]

Conservation programs amass significant energy savings

Since 2008, more than 800 million kilowatt-hours of electricity have been conserved as a result of energy efficiency and conservation programs operated by Great River Energy and its member cooperatives. That’s equal to the annual electricity needs of more than 73,000 homes. Encouraging conservation among consumers has long been a strategy for Great River Energy […]