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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 13, 2021

Evolution of electric system offers new sources of reliability

As ever more renewable energy is added to the electric grid, utilities continue to preserve one of electricity’s most important qualities: reliability. Large conventional power plants that have shut down in recent years are often replaced with new generators, such as wind turbines and solar panels, that can produce electricity at a lower cost. But […]

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January 13, 2021

Co-ops restore power to thousands after blizzard

While the blizzard that hit Minnesota the night before Christmas Eve did little to damage Great River Energy’s transmission system, transmission partners that serve its member-owner cooperatives were not as lucky. “The blizzard caused damage to transmission facilities owned by other utilities, which left 11 of our members’ substations without power for sustained periods,” said […]

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January 13, 2021

Member Moment: Connexus Energy

“Member Moment” highlights one of Great River Energy’s member-owner cooperatives and how it uniquely demonstrates what it means to be a cooperative. Connexus Energy, the largest member-owned utility in Minnesota, has served its communities since 1937 when a group of residents formed the Anoka County Cooperative Light and Power Association and brought electricity to the […]

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January 13, 2021

Demonstrating the benefits of electric forklifts

For Rodney De Fouw, member electrification strategist at Great River Energy, the winter cold in the area bordering Lake Superior is more than just an uncomfortable reality or an interesting bit of trivia. He knows one of the biggest barriers to commercial and industrial (C&I) members adopting electric equipment is skepticism that it will operate […]

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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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