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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.

17 Sep

Employees build home, community with Habitat project

Commitment to community starts in the backyard. For one week in August, Great River Energy employees dedicated 608 hours of volunteer time to help build a Habitat for Humanity home for a family in Maple Grove. “We had 76  volunteers going out over the week as well as a Great River Energy retiree and her […]

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17 Sep
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Great River Energy studies proposed EPA emissions rules

Great River Energy has a team of employees studying the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule regarding emissions from existing electricity generating units, and is analyzing its impact on its power plants. The EPA’s proposed Affordable Clean Energy rule would replace the Clean Power Plan and set guidelines for states to curb emissions through […]

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17 Sep

Itasca-Mantrap names Fox as new president and CEO

Itasca-Mantrap Cooperative Electrical Association’s board of directors has hired Christine Fox as its new president and chief executive office. Fox will begin Jan. 7, 2019, after replacing Mike Monsrud, who is retiring after 13 years with the cooperative. She is currently Itasca-Mantrap’s chief financial officer, serving in this role since 2014. She holds a bachelor’s […]

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17 Sep

Bringing America’s pastime to Minnesota youth

More than 2,500 youth from Minnesota pitched, hit and threw during a free clinic offered through a partnership between Great River Energy, the Minnesota Twins and the Twins Community Fund. The Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics make it more accessible for youth around the state to learn the games of baseball and softball. The clinics […]

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