Monthly Archives: February 2016

Stanton Station honored by BNSF

Employees of Great River Energy’s Stanton Station power plant were honored for going the extra mile to keep railworkers safe. The Stanton, N.D., facility received the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Good Housekeeping Award, which recognizes the employees of facilities that are committed to providing a safe and professional work environment for BNSF personnel.

Supreme Court issues stay of Clean Power Plan

On Feb. 9, the United States Supreme Court unexpectedly issued a stay of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan which addresses carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. This is the first time the Supreme Court has stayed a rule currently under review by a lower court. The stay does not directly impact the current legal […]

FERC judge recommends lower return for MISO transmission owners

On Dec. 22, a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) administrative law judge made a recommendation to lower the return on equity (ROE) that transmission owners in the Midcontinent Independent System Operator may collect on their transmission assets, and issue refunds for 15 months. The recommendation still requires FERC approval, but every MISO transmission owner is […]

Bullinger appointed to National Coal Council

Great River Energy Senior Principal Engineer Charlie Bullinger has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz to serve on the National Coal Council (NCC). Bullinger was appointed by Moniz to “represent the viewpoints of companies engaged in electrical power generation and their associated operations and fuels procurement.” The NCC was chartered in 1984 […]

Great River Energy helps to launch community storage initiative

The nation’s 50 million residential electric water heaters collectively represent a significant – and vastly underutilized – energy storage resource capable of leveraging substantial environmental and cost benefits according to new research commissioned by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), Great River Energy, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and the Peak Load Management […]

Early adopter sees future in electric cars

Think back to when digital photography was first marketed to the general public as an alternative to traditional film cameras. They were more expensive, the photo quality didn’t quite stack up to the original and there was a learning curve to use one properly. Over time, technology progressed, prices dropped and quality improved to the […]

Great River Energy, Wright-Hennepin Cooperative partner on large-scale solar project

Great River Energy is currently developing a large-scale solar project to provide energy to its member cooperative Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association (WH), based in Rockford. The Dickinson Solar Project – a 2.25 megawatt solar array – will be a new generation resource that Great River Energy will use to provide wholesale power to WH. The […]