Monthly Archives: June 2016

Welcome home, bees: Great River Energy, MnDOT and Elk River to bring back prairie

Honey bees and butterflies looking for a home will soon have more than nine new acres in Elk River to settle into. It’s all thanks to Great River Energy, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), the city of Elk River and their shared commitment to helping pollinators. Together the organizations are re-establishing pollinator-friendly habitat on […]

Company leaders share cooperative message

Financial strength, dependable assets and a plan to remain competitive long into the future – those were the messages Great River Energy leaders shared with members and stakeholders during the cooperative’s June 1 annual meeting. “2015 was a good year, and 2016 is off to a strong start,” said President and CEO David Saggau. “Our […]

Cooperatives measure Minnesota’s solar potential

Southern solar installations outpace the north, while winter output stalls statewide After almost two years of collecting output data and other information from the Maple Grove and 19 member cooperative arrays, Great River Energy’s generation engineers have a better idea of what the Land of 10,000 Lakes is capable of in terms of solar energy […]

NRECA names former U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson new CEO

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) announced that former U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson has been selected to serve as NRECA’s sixth chief executive officer. Matheson will succeed Jo Ann Emerson, who was stricken by a severe illness in August of last year. He will join the association and assume his duties as CEO in […]

Cooperative communities welcome Twins clinics

The 2016 season of Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics is officially underway as the events move across greater Minnesota. This is the 56th summer that the Minnesota Twins, Twins Community Fund and Play Ball! Minnesota, in partnership with Great River Energy, will be offering the clinics. Throughout the summer, boys and girls ages 6 to […]

Credit facility renewal secures future funding

On May 31, Great River Energy closed on a five-year, $400 million revolving credit facility that will fund the cooperative’s current and future generation and transmission capital investments. Great River Energy may request the right to increase the facility commitment by up to $125 million. US Bank, National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, and CoBank […]

Clean Power Plan’s day in court delayed

Legal challenges to the Clean Power Plan will have to wait until fall to be heard in federal court. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on May 16 said oral arguments will be held Sept. 27 before a full panel of nine of the court’s judges. Oral arguments had previously been […]

Welcome home, bees: Great River Energy, MnDOT and Elk River to bring back prairie

Honey bees and butterflies looking for a home will soon have more than nine new acres in Elk River to settle into. It’s all thanks to Great River Energy, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT), the city of Elk River and their shared commitment to helping pollinators. Together the organizations are re-establishing pollinator-friendly habitat on […]