Monthly Archives: May 2016

Great River Energy, Three Rivers Park District restore pollinator habitat

Bees will buzz and butterflies will flutter when the seeds planted by Prairie Restorations in two Three Rivers Park District parks along a Great River Energy transmission line begin to bloom. Great River Energy, Three Rivers Park District and Prairie Restorations came together to install a 0.6 acre prairie planting along a new 115-kV transmission […]

U of M study: CapX2020 created a ‘new era’

The multi-state approach to transmission planning and development is re-shaping the electric power industry, according to a report from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. On April 27, the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs released a report that highlights the achievements of CapX2020, describing the organization’s accomplishments as “remarkable,” “heroic” and “an […]

Community storage gains key support

Electric trade associations, environmental advocates, utilities and manufacturers unite to pursue valuable storage capability Energy and environmental stakeholders are uniting around “community storage” to help solve the electric industry’s energy storage challenge. The Community Storage Initiative announced the support of key industry groups, including the nation’s utility trade associations, environmental groups, manufacturers and more than […]

Processing plant receives 10 millionth ton of garbage

Great River Energy’s Elk River Resource Processing Plant (ERRPP) received its 10 millionth ton of garbage in mid-April. In nearly 27 years of operation, that waste has been mostly used to generate renewable energy. ERPPP processes municipal solid waste into fuel for Great River Energy’s Elk River Energy Recovery Station (ERERS), which is a renewable […]

Great River Energy participates in broadband expansion efforts

High-speed broadband internet has become so common than many people take it for granted. Children use it to complete homework. Businesses rely on it to provide their customers with products and services. It’s the backbone to communications and doing business in the 21st Century. But for many households, business and communities dial-up internet is a […]

Midwest AgEnergy Group names Zueger CEO

A Midwest biofuels enterprise that produces renewable ethanol has named a longtime leader to the organization’s top spot. Midwest AgEnergy Group (MAG) has named Jeff Zueger as its chief executive officer. “I am excited to lead Midwest AgEnergy Group as their CEO. We have two excellent facilities and a fantastic team in place to enable […]