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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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October 14, 2020

Plant closure, renewable plans detailed at industry event

During a recent conference hosted by a North Dakota energy group, Great River Energy President and Chief Executive Officer David Saggau detailed the economic reasons behind Great River Energy’s decision to shut down its Coal Creek Station power plant. Saggau informed the membership of the Lignite Energy Council about plans to shut down the Underwood, […]

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October 14, 2020

By members, for members

Member-owned, nonprofit and democratically governed cooperatives are uniquely suited to serve suburban and rural communities as well as critical industries If you’ve ever traveled up north, visited a cabin or farm, gone camping or otherwise left town, there is a good chance you ventured into the parts of Minnesota served by electric cooperatives. “Co-ops tend […]

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October 14, 2020

Member Moment: North Itasca 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. North Itasca Electric Cooperative may be small in terms of the number of member-consumers it serves, but is mighty in its ability to provide reliable, affordable electric service to its unique membership. North […]

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October 14, 2020

Clean Grid Alliance honors co-op’s leadership, innovation

Great River Energy was recently presented with a Leadership and Innovation Award by a Cooperative Electric Utility by Clean Grid Alliance (CGA). CGA noted Great River Energy’s “track record of success,” including “clean energy and carbon reduction, adopting renewables, electrification, leading on building new transmission through the CapX2020 initiative, working on long-duration energy storage, service […]

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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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