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We provide wholesale electric service to our 28 member cooperatives which distribute electricity to approximately 685,000 member consumers in Minnesota - or about 1.7 million people.

16 May
News from Great River Energy

Priti Patel named Great River Energy’s new vice president and chief transmission officer

Great River Energy has named Priti Patel as the company’s new vice president and chief transmission officer. Patel will be responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction in the planning, construction, operations and maintenance of Great River Energy’s transmission assets. “Great River Energy has been working with Ms. Patel for years. Her knowledge of the […]

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16 May

Broadband project grants will expand high-speed service to rural areas

A round of grants announced at the start of the year by the state and Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will help provide reliable, affordable high-speed internet to currently unserved or underserved rural areas of Minnesota, including in Great River Energy’s service territory. The additional $34 million in funding will leverage another $40 […]

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16 May

Shifting regulations result in few changes

Although President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order calling for review of the Clean Power Plan, the action is expected to have minimal effect on Great River Energy and other Minnesota utilities. It will take the new administration a long time to navigate the maze of administrative, regulatory and legal procedures necessary to enact […]

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16 May
News from Great River Energy

The ‘grand bargain’: Industry outlook discussed at St. Paul event

Vice President and Chief Transmission Officer Will Kaul was featured at an event in St. Paul titled “Positively Electric: Embracing Clean Electricity to Power More of Our Economy.” He shared insights on the environmental benefits of electrifying the economy and what he sees for the future of the industry. He also talked about ways the […]

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