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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.

16 Jul

Elk River Resource Recovery Project to be sold or retired

The Great River Energy board of directors approved pursuing the sale of the Elk River Resource Recovery Project, which is located approximately 30 miles northwest of Minneapolis. If a sales agreement cannot be reached, the facilities will be closed by March 15, 2019. Operation of the Elk River project avoids the landfilling of 260,000‐300,000 tons […]

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13 Jul
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Creative repair prevents costly replacement

If you crane your neck up to see the very top of a CapX2020 transmission line, you’ll see a wire above all the rest. This is the optical ground wire, and it is serves two purposes: grounding and communications. Great River Energy maintains the Brookings County-Hampton CapX2020 line, and during a recent ground patrol a […]

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13 Jul
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North Dakota plants qualify for LEE status

Great River Energy recently received a letter from the North Dakota Department of Health qualifying Coal Creek Station and Spiritwood Station as low emitting electrical generating units (LEE) with respect to particulate matter emissions. “Because of the stringent requirements, few plants have qualified for LEE status and it demonstrates that our plants are some of […]

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13 Jul

Doege to lead Stearns Electric Association

Stearns Electric Association has selected Robin Doege as the cooperative’s next chief executive officer. Doege, who currently serves as chief executive officer of Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative, will succeed current Chief Executive Officer Dave Gruenes on Aug.13. “The search for the cooperative’s next CEO is one of our most important responsibilities,” said Randy Rothstein, board president […]

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