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We are a not-for-profit wholesale electric power cooperative which provides electricity to 28 member-owner distribution cooperatives. Together, our systems serve 695,000 families, farms and businesses in Minnesota.

15 Nov
News from Great River Energy

Tetra Pak signs up for 100% renewable energy through Wellspring

Tetra Pak, a multinational food packaging and processing company, joined a commitment with other businesses in June 2016 to go 100 percent renewable by 2030. As of July this year, the company reached 50 percent of that goal and, with the help of the Wellspring for Business program offered through Great River Energy’s 28 member-owner […]

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15 Nov
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Great River Energy ranked 50th largest co-op in nation

The National Cooperative Bank (NCB) recently released its Co-op 100 list, which highlights the economic power of America’s top 100 cooperatives. The member-owned, member-controlled businesses included in the list generated revenues of $214.4 billion in 2017. Great River Energy was ranked at No. 50 based on revenue, and is the eighth largest generation and transmission […]

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15 Nov
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Member Moment: Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric

“Member Moment” highlights one of Great River Energy’s member-owner cooperatives and its end-use members, challenges, collaborations with Great River Energy and how they uniquely demonstrate what it means to be a cooperative. Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric (SWCE), for example, is a community partner and works to attract new businesses to the Faribault, Minn., area. And the […]

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15 Nov
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Extra-long semi load rolls into Riverview Substation project

A large 333 megavolt-ampere transformer weighing in at 366,000 pounds traveled by rail car from Montgomery, Ala., to St. Cloud, Minn., where it was loaded on a football-field-length truck last week. This massive truck and trailer traveled another 35 miles during late night hours along backroads from St. Cloud to Freeport where it was safely […]

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