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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 700,000 families, farms and businesses in Minnesota.

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April 15, 2021

Co-op carry on: Annual meeting signals conclusion of successful year marked by changes, challenges

For a cooperative, the annual meeting is one of the most important and anticipated dates on the calendar. In addition to being an opportunity to inform members about the company’s performance, vote for directors and elect officers – it is often a celebration of the cooperative movement itself. As the COVID-19 pandemic enters a second […]

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April 15, 2021

Interim resource plan submission filed with PUC

Great River Energy recently filed an interim integrated resource plan (IRP) update with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) outlining the cooperative’s future power supply portfolio changes. Generally submitted every two years, an IRP is a forward-looking document that requires utilities to give advance notice of how they plan to generate electricity for the next […]

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April 15, 2021

Electrify your lawn care

Electricity is starting to power more than just the vehicles that get you to and from your daily destinations. It’s also being used to replace the gas you normally use to fill up your lawn mower. When it comes time to buying a lawn mower, there are several reasons to opt for an electric version […]

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April 15, 2021

$25 million to members: Great River Energy returns patronage capital

Electric cooperatives aren’t like other utilities. The members are not only customers, they own a portion of the business. Great River Energy is owned by 28 distribution cooperatives. Cooperatives operate at cost, only collecting enough revenue to run the business. When there’s excess revenue collected, it’s returned to members through patronage capital payments. That’s what […]

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Electric vehicles

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We're motivated by listening to and providing services for our member-owners and their consumers. So when we noticed a growing interest in plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), we decided to explore the technology and our potential role in that market.

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Power line projects

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Find power line projects that are proposed, in development, under construction or in the properly restoration phase in your area.

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Cooperative members

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As a cooperative, Great River Energy is owned and operated by the members it serves. Our 28 member cooperatives are an essential part of our organization.

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Great River Energy offers a values-driven culture that allows employees to “power what’s possible.”

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