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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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January 19, 2022

First responders get firsthand EV safety training

Access to, and demand for, electric vehicles (EV) continues to increase as more states implement transportation standards to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and with growing consumer interest in driving electric. Minnesota is working to become the Midwestern leader for plug-in EV use and recently adopted clean car standards with a goal for 20% of […]

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January 19, 2022

Money-saving programs play an important role in a healthy electric grid

Electric cooperatives have long understood they can use the grid efficiently and economically by reducing demand at certain times and shifting energy consumption to off-peak times. This strategy, known as demand response, allows Great River Energy to reduce demand on the electric system during high periods of stress with the flip of a switch. Better […]

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January 19, 2022

Historic holiday wind damages power poles, substations

When severe winter weather threatens the power line system, Great River Energy’s system operators, line technicians and field services crews work quickly to prepare for what may come and restore the system when power lines or substations are damaged. The night of Dec. 15, a rare December thunderstorm rolled in. It caused damage to Great […]

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January 19, 2022

Co-ops donate year-end dollars to fire departments, food pantries

Electric cooperatives do more than just provide a necessary service to their members; they also have a vested interest in the success of the communities they serve. They show a commitment to these communities in various ways, including monetary donations to nonprofit organizations. Between Great River Energy and one of its member-owner cooperatives, 20 food […]

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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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