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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.

6 Dec
News from Great River Energy

Great River Energy, Hennepin County approve HERC contract extension

The Great River Energy board of directors approved a contract extension for a subsidiary to operate a prominent waste-to-energy facility owned by Hennepin County and located in Minneapolis. GRE HERC Services, LLC, will continue operating the Hennepin Energy Recovery Center (HERC) through Dec. 31, 2025. HERC is an important waste management facility in the Twin […]

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22 Nov

Elk River Resource Recovery Project to be retired

After several months attempting to sell the Elk River Resource Recovery Project to area counties and private investors, Great River Energy anticipates it will close the waste-to-energy project by March 15, 2019. The Elk River Resource Recovery Project consists of: the Elk River Resource Processing Plant, which processes municipal solid waste into fuel; the Elk […]

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15 Nov
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Tetra Pak signs up for 100% renewable energy through Wellspring

Tetra Pak, a multinational food packaging and processing company, joined a commitment with other businesses in June 2016 to go 100 percent renewable by 2030. As of July this year, the company reached 50 percent of that goal and, with the help of the Wellspring for Business program offered through Great River Energy’s 28 member-owner […]

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15 Nov
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Great River Energy ranked 50th largest co-op in nation

The National Cooperative Bank (NCB) recently released its Co-op 100 list, which highlights the economic power of America’s top 100 cooperatives. The member-owned, member-controlled businesses included in the list generated revenues of $214.4 billion in 2017. Great River Energy was ranked at No. 50 based on revenue, and is the eighth largest generation and transmission […]

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