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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 […]

Electric economy

New study finds electric sector’s economic benefit is $880 billion Electric cooperatives and other parts of the U.S. power industry support more than 7 million American jobs and power a healthy economy, according to a new study. The report, published by M.J. Bradley & Associates, estimates that the total economic benefit of the electric power […]

Demonstrating the value of data analytics

While data analytics is nothing new to the electric utility industry, unprecedented amounts of data present the opportunity for cooperatives to create ever more value for their members. By better understanding patterns of energy use, cooperatives can serve members more efficiently and cost-effectively. Teams consisting of employees from Great River Energy and its member cooperatives […]

Power plant hosts moose family

As the moose population continues to increase in North Dakota, one family unit has taken a liking to the favorable environmental conditions that can be found around Great River Energy’s Coal Creek Station power plant. “Our environmental efforts have created an ideal habitat for many wildlife species, including: deer, coyotes, birds along with other varieties […]

Team stays ‘On the Move’

Great River Energy has been designated as one of the top 10 most active companies following this year’s national “On the Move” company challenge. Developed by the Wellness Council of America, On the Move partners with organizations around the country to take a stand for more movement and improved cultures of wellbeing for employees. Eighty-four […]