Monthly Archives: March 2018

Great River Energy brings expertise to solid waste processing plant

Whether it’s selling power plant ash to be used in concrete production or operating other organizations’ facilities for a fee, Great River Energy continues to look for opportunities to generate revenue to help offset costs for its member-owner cooperatives. “Every dollar we save or generate goes back to our cooperative members – we always keep […]

Auto Show goes electric

Great River Energy was proud to welcome auto enthusiasts to the Electric Room at the 45th Annual Twin Cities Auto Show held March 10-18 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Electric Room featured the latest technology in plug-in electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and debuted Electric Car-aoke – a Chevrolet Bolt EV version of […]

Great River Energy brings expertise to solid waste processing plant

Whether it’s selling power plant ash to be used in concrete production or operating other organizations’ facilities for a fee, Great River Energy continues to look for opportunities to generate revenue to help offset costs for its member-owner cooperatives. “Every dollar we save or generate goes back to our cooperative members – we always keep […]

Auto Show goes electric

Great River Energy was proud to welcome auto enthusiasts to the Electric Room at the 45th Annual Twin Cities Auto Show held March 10-18 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Electric Room featured the latest technology in plug-in electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and debuted Electric Car-aoke – a Chevrolet Bolt EV version of […]

Zero Net Energy dairy farm installing data collection system

A pilot project that Great River Energy, Runestone Electric Association, the Electric Power Research Institute and the University of Minnesota-Morris are working on to evaluate a Zero Net Energy dairy farm has recently undertaken the installation of a powerful data collection system as an important next step. A Zero Net Energy facility is one where […]

Great River Energy launches redesigned economic development website

┬áSite selectors, entrepreneurs and business owners will find a comprehensive suite of user-friendly tools and information on the site. Great River Energy and its member-owner cooperatives launched a revamped website that highlights their economic development efforts in Minnesota. Site selectors, entrepreneurs and business owners will find a comprehensive suite of user-friendly tools and information on […]

After 40 years, two leaders begin well-earned retirement

Great River Energy Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Larry Schmid and Member Services and Marketing Director Gary Connett will soon retire from Great River Energy. The two combine for more than 80 years of experience serving Great River Energy’s member-owner cooperatives. Schmid noted many accomplishments during his 40-year career, including an improved balance sheet, […]

Electrifying the world

America’s electric cooperatives brought electricity to the countryside of the United States, but did you know that today’s cooperatives also help developing countries do the same? For more than 50 years, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s International Program has developed programs that promote economic prosperity in developing countries through technical assistance and training in […]

Electric vehicle charging census conducted

University of Michigan researchers recently identified more than 16,000 electric vehicle (EV) public charging stations in the United States, and nearly 43,000 EV home chargers, compared with about 112,000 gas stations. China, meanwhile, boasted 190,000 EV charging points, with plans in place to expand the network to 800,000