Monthly Archives: January 2016

Software platform to streamline operations and create member value

Demand response management system will be deployed at Great River Energy in 2016 For decades, Great River Energy has responded to heightened electric demand by systematically suspending service to air conditioners, water heaters, irrigators – even entire businesses. The practice of actively managing system demand in order to reduce costs is known as demand response. […]

Great River Energy invests in future of its premier transmission system

Great River Energy will soon undertake the largest transmission refurbishment project in the organization’s history with the overhaul and upgrade of the converter stations at either end of the 436-mile high-voltage, direct-current (HVDC) transmission line, which delivers power to Minnesota from the organization’s largest power plant located in central North Dakota. Maintaining Great River Energy’s […]

Crisis response tested during grid security exercise

Great River Energy, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), industry and government partners take the mission of grid security and reliability seriously and continuously work to strengthen the cyber and physical security of the North American bulk electric system. As part of that work, more than 40 Great River Energy employees participated with more […]

Spiritwood activity strengthens local economy

It’s a common sight to see semi trucks hauling grain near the farming community of Spiritwood, N.D. That area became busier last summer when farmers started delivering corn to the Dakota Spirit AgEnergy ethanol biorefinery which began operations. The area has always been rich in corn production. In fact, Stutsman County produced about 18.6 million […]

Smart technology investments key topic at member workshop

Senior leaders and key staff from Great River Energy and its member cooperatives gathered in late 2015 to discuss the evolution of the electric industry and investments in grid technology that will be key to serving member-consumers in the future. The purpose of the workshop was to extend a conversation that began at a strategy […]

New subsidiary operating county processing plant

When the Ramsey/Washington Recycling and Energy Board outlined plans to purchase a resource processing facility, they sought an operator with experience making energy from household waste. They soon found that in Great River Energy. Under an agreement that began Jan. 1, a new Great River Energy subsidiary, GRE Newport Services, will operate the Newport Resource […]