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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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May 7, 2020

Major power supply changes to reduce costs to member-owner cooperatives

Great River Energy plans to replace coal with low cost renewables and market energy purchases Great River Energy announced plans today to transform its portfolio of power supply resources in the coming years, significantly reducing member-owner wholesale power costs. The electric cooperative plans to phase out remaining coal resources, add significant renewable energy and explore […]

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May 7, 2020

Great River Energy to be conservative in returning to normal work arrangements

As government officials at the state and federal levels begin to lift restrictions and turn their attention to re-opening businesses, Great River Energy and electric utilities everywhere are beginning to discuss how they will approach returning to more normal business operations. Since March 12, all Great River Energy employees who can reasonably work from home […]

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May 7, 2020

Bogart appointed to top job at Kandiyohi

Kandiyohi Power Cooperative, one of Great River Energy’s 28 member-owner cooperatives, announced that its board of directors appointed Sonja Bogart as chief executive officer. Bogart has 25 years of experience in the energy industry. Most recently, Bogart served as the chief operating officer at Umatilla Electric Cooperative in eastern Oregon. She previously served as the […]

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May 7, 2020

Midwest grid prepared for summer

The organization that monitors the region’s electric grid projects there are adequate power reserves to meet demand for electricity this summer. The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) expects summer demand to peak at 125 gigawatts (GW), with 152 GW of available capacity. The system’s summer peak demand forecast was reviewed during the recent Summer Readiness […]

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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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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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