Monthly Archives: June 2018

More renewables, competitive rates

Annual meeting outlines plans for increasingly clean energy at stable rates. Great River Energy Board Chair Bob Bruckbauer opened the cooperative’s June 6 annual meeting asserting the role of the democratically elected board of directors in keeping Great River Energy on the proper path for its member-owner cooperatives. “Our wholesale rates remain competitive and stable. […]

Young falcons get their ‘jewelry’

It was a successful year for Breezy and Brooklyn, the two adult peregrine falcons that reside in the nesting box atop Great River Energy’s Elk River Energy Recovery Station (ERERS) in Elk River, Minn. Brooklyn, the male, has returned to this site for a fourth consecutive year. The female, Breezy, is new to the site. […]

EV forum brings together members, experts

A group of electric vehicle (EV) owners and experts on the topic from organizations across the country came to Great River Energy’s headquarters four years ago to discuss electrification of the transportation sector which was, at the time, just a burgeoning subject for electric cooperatives. Many of them – plus some new faces – returned […]

Co-ops roll out new farm energy management program

Agricultural producers are the focus of a new energy audit program that is now available to members of Great River Energy’s 28 member-owner cooperatives. Qualified participants will receive one-on-one assistance in identifying and prioritizing energy efficiency opportunities to ultimately come away from the experience with an energy management plan to implement. “We understand that each […]

Employees guide health care plan strategy

It’s estimated 151 million Americans under age 65 get health insurance through their employers, making such plans the largest source of coverage in the U.S. With health care costs rising annually, is vital to the financial – and physical – health of employees and employers to find ways to temper those increases. For the last […]

Great River Energy sets 50% renewable energy goal for 2030

Voluntary goal will more than double current renewable energy supply Great River Energy today announced a company goal to supply its member-owner cooperatives with energy that is 50 percent from renewable resources by 2030. The announcement was made to more than 200 attendees at the cooperative’s annual meeting. “Great River Energy has already met Minnesota’s […]