Monthly Archives: October 2017

A military honor

On Oct. 4, the State of Minnesota, on behalf of Gov. Mark Dayton, proclaimed Great River Energy as Minnesota’s 57th Yellow Ribbon Company. The Minnesota Department of Military Affairs awards the Yellow Ribbon to organizations that unite all key areas within a company structure to proactively support service members, military families and veterans. Brigadier General […]

The great Minnesota road trip, electrified

Minnesota’s first electric corridor is paving the route for electric vehicle owners to experience the North Shore in ways they have never been able to before. From the Twin Cities to Tettegouche State Park and all of the places in between, it’s possible to go farther than ever in an electric vehicle as charging stations […]

Lending a hand after hurricanes

With thousands of people devastated by the effects of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Great River Energy’s employees, board of directors and member cooperatives stepped up to help those in need. Fourteen Minnesota line technicians traveled to Live Oak, Fla., to assist Suwannee Valley Cooperative (SVEC) with restoration efforts. Six of Great River Energy’s member […]

Building with energy in mind

Dakota Electric Association, in partnership with Great River Energy, is conducting a pilot project utilizing grid-integrated water heaters that will have advantages for both consumer and cooperative. Country Joe Homes of Lakeville, Minn., is collaborating with the two cooperatives to install grid-interactive electric thermal storage (GETS) water heaters in 81 homes in the Legacy 2 […]

Cooperatives: Communities at their very best

Great River Energy is joining 30,000 cooperatives nationwide in October to celebrate National Co-op Month, which recognizes the many ways cooperatives are committed to strengthening the local communities they serve. Electric cooperatives have been a part of the fabric of Minnesota for more than 80 years. Fourth- and fifth-generation members today enjoy the same benefits […]

Preparedness key for utilities to combat cyberattacks

Recently within the electric utility industry there have been a number of analogies made between cyberattacks and hurricanes. Utilities know they are both going to happen and know they cannot stop them. What they can do is prepare ahead of time to handle them and to recover quickly should they occur. These were the sentiments […]