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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.

17 Jul

Week of Service brings employees, communities together

Employees proudly represented Great River Energy at several nonprofit organizations June 17-20 as part of the cooperative’s third-annual Week of Service. The volunteer event had employees rolling up their sleeves and lending a hand in Minnesota and North Dakota communities. Volunteers in Minnesota cleaned the visitor center and weeded gardens at the historic Oliver Kelley […]

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17 Jul

Co-ops weigh in at Senate clean energy panel

Eric Olsen, Great River Energy’s vice president and general counsel, was invited to Capitol Hill by the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis to participate in a meeting with other electric utility leaders to discuss the challenges they face in transitioning toward cleaner energy resources. The meeting, chaired by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), […]

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17 Jul

Member Moment: Itasca-Mantrap Cooperative Electrical Association

“Member Moment” highlights one of Great River Energy’s member-owner cooperatives and how it uniquely demonstrates what it means to be a cooperative. In the middle of the Heartland Lakes near Itasca State Park sits Itasca-Mantrap Cooperative Electrical Association (IM), one of Great River Energy’s 28 member-owner cooperatives. Each year the area welcomes people from all […]

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17 Jul
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Kandiyohi Power using new technology to balance grid

Kandiyohi Power Cooperative (KPC) is seeing the benefits of today’s sophisticated technology since it finished integrating its load management system with Great River Energy’s new demand response management system (DRMS) this spring. Load management is the process of balancing the supply and demand of electricity on the electric system by adjusting or controlling electric loads, […]

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