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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.

13 Jun
News from Great River Energy

Critical transmission upgrade finishes strong

The high-voltage, direct-current (HVDC) upgrade that has been years in the making was completed May 17 and put into commercial use. This project has been one of Great River Energy’s most significant capital investments over the last several years and was needed to help ensure the continued reliability of one of the cooperative’s most critical […]

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13 Jun
News from Great River Energy

Young falcons banded

The four young eyasses (baby falcons) residing in the nesting box atop Great River Energy’s Elk River Energy Recovery Station power plant were banded May 28. The Raptor Resource Project assisted with the banding and bird identification. There are two female eyasses, Meggie and Amelia, and two male eyasses, William and Charlie.

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13 Jun

Member Moment: Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative

“Member Moment” highlights one of Great River Energy’s member-owner cooperatives and how it uniquely demonstrates what it means to be a cooperative. Situated just south of the Twin Cities, Jordan, Minn.-based Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC) provides electricity to one of the sweetest places on earth. Jim’s Apple Farm, proud owner of Minnesota’s Largest Candy […]

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13 Jun

Boat ramp donated at site of retired power plant

Shortly after the closure of Great River Energy’s Stanton Station power plant in North Dakota, area residents had a question that they hoped held a positive answer: “What will happen to the boat ramp at Stanton Station?” Area residents had used the boat ramp for decades. It not only offers convenient access to the Missouri […]

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