Monthly Archives: September 2017

Great River Energy ranks as a top Healthiest 100 Workplace

Great River Energy recently received the designation of the 18th healthiest workplace in America from Healthiest Employers.   This is the cooperative’s fourth year participating in the Healthiest 100 Workplaces program, finishing 31st, 14th and 16th in the past three years, respectively. The program honors the “best of the best” in corporate wellness and population health, […]

Fueling the future

For decades, consumers have been encouraged by their utilities to incorporate energy efficiency into their everyday lives because the less energy they used meant less energy was generated at power plants. While energy efficiency will continue to be important, it may be only one facet of a new overall initiative that will keep power flowing […]

Dakota Electric dedicates solar facility

Dakota Electric Association members will soon receive electricity from a new 1-megawatt solar facility built specifically for the cooperative’s member-owners. Dakota Electric’s board of directors, along with Great River Energy and SoCore Energy personnel, held a dedication Aug. 31 at the joint solar facility in Marshan Township, Minn. The 5-acre solar site is expected to […]

Member cooperatives select new CEOs

The Arrowhead Cooperative board of directors named Joe Pandy Jr. general manager/CEO beginning this month. Joe joins Arrowhead from Peru, Ind., where he served as general manager of Peru Utilities, a municipal multiple service utility providing electric, water, wastewater and stormwater utilities. Pandy has managed utilities big and small, including serving as director and general […]

Reaching members at the fair

Great River Energy continued its presence at the Great Minnesota Get-Together this year with a sponsorship of the Milk Run 5k event and by promoting its battery electric school bus pilot program at the Eco Experience building and in parades around the fairgrounds. The Minnesota State Fair brings people from around the state together in […]

Biorefinery meets strict emissions standard

Dakota Spirit AgEnergy was certified to sell ethanol into California’s low carbon fuel standard market Dakota Spirit AgEnergy (DSA) was recently certified to sell ethanol into the low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) market in California. DSA is a part of Midwest AgEnergy, a Great River Energy subsidiary. The value of selling into the LCFS market […]

$300 million bond issuance complete

Great River Energy’s financial health and a strong bond market added up to a favorable financing for the cooperative. Great River Energy received $300 million on Aug. 30, completing a private placement note issuance priced in May. “Investors are responding favorably to Great River Energy, the stability of our member cooperatives, our long-term member contracts […]