Monthly Archives: August 2017

Electric economy

New study finds electric sector’s economic benefit is $880 billion Electric cooperatives and other parts of the U.S. power industry support more than 7 million American jobs and power a healthy economy, according to a new study. The report, published by M.J. Bradley & Associates, estimates that the total economic benefit of the electric power […]

Demonstrating the value of data analytics

While data analytics is nothing new to the electric utility industry, unprecedented amounts of data present the opportunity for cooperatives to create ever more value for their members. By better understanding patterns of energy use, cooperatives can serve members more efficiently and cost-effectively. Teams consisting of employees from Great River Energy and its member cooperatives […]

Power plant hosts moose family

As the moose population continues to increase in North Dakota, one family unit has taken a liking to the favorable environmental conditions that can be found around Great River Energy’s Coal Creek Station power plant. “Our environmental efforts have created an ideal habitat for many wildlife species, including: deer, coyotes, birds along with other varieties […]

Team stays ‘On the Move’

Great River Energy has been designated as one of the top 10 most active companies following this year’s national “On the Move” company challenge. Developed by the Wellness Council of America, On the Move partners with organizations around the country to take a stand for more movement and improved cultures of wellbeing for employees. Eighty-four […]

Connexus makes solar sweeter

Solar array hosts Bolton Bees’ apiary Connexus Energy’s pollinator-friendly community solar garden is not only generating renewable energy, it is also producing honey. Bolton Bees installed 15 beehives at Connexus Energy’s SolarWise garden in Ramsey, Minn., and has managed and expanded the hives throughout the summer. “We believe our SolarWise solar garden is the first […]

Utke joins board of directors

Great River Energy’s board of directors welcomed Nancy Utke this summer. Utke also serves as chair of the board of Itasca-Mantrap Cooperative Electrical Association, a Great River Energy member cooperative based in Park Rapids, Minn.