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    Happy Earth Day 2017

    At Great River Energy, we consider how our business impacts the environment every day. It’s part of our mission to provide member-owners with affordable, reliable energy in harmony with a sustainable environment. Check out our top ten environmental efforts: Charge electric vehicles with renewable energy Restoring pollinator habitat  Energy efficient buildings Reducing coal emissions with DryFiningTM  Fly […]

    Survey measures member attitudes

    Great River Energy conducted a quantitative survey to gauge the opinions of cooperative members in its service area on numerous energy-related issues. This year’s survey showed that affordability remains the top priority for consumers, and that there less urgency regarding energy and environmental issues. Respondents indicated they are selective when considering the inclusion of “green […]

    Cooperative solar skyrockets

    By the end of 2017, the total solar energy capacity of America’s electric cooperatives will be five times what it was two years ago, according to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). This year, cooperatives are on pace to add 480 megawatts (MW) of solar, which would bring their total capacity to 873 MW. […]

    A new leader for North Dakota generation

    Great River Energy begins a new era for its North Dakota generation operations with upcoming retirement of John Weeda, director of North Dakota generation. During his 41-year tenure with Great River Energy, most of which was spent at the Coal Creek Station power plant, Weeda and his staff overcame challenges and completed major projects by […]

    Leaders and innovators focus on the future

    Approximately 120 employees and leaders from Great River Energy and its 28 member cooperatives spent two days learning from leading utility, research and technology experts. They discussed key drivers of change in the electric utility industry – such as advanced grid technologies – rising customer expectations, distributed energy resources and the many visions of the […]