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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.

8 Nov

2019 outlook: lower rates, cash back

As a member of a cooperative, you get a voice, a vote and occasionally some money back. When members pay their electric bills, they become part owners of the business. When business is good, members get a return on that investment. The same principles apply to Great River Energy, which is a cooperative owned by […]

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2 Nov

Great River Energy & Beneficial Electrification League announce – Electrify Minnesota!  The Future Is Electric!

Great River Energy and Beneficial Electrification League (BEL) announce Electrify Minnesota!  The Future Is Electric! – a one-day meeting at Great River Energy on Nov. 28, specifically intended to promote the broad market acceptance of Beneficial Electrification (BE) concepts, policies, practices, technologies and business models.  BEL defines Beneficial Electrification in this way: the application of […]

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25 Oct
News from Great River Energy

Integrated resource plan accepted by PUC

Great River Energy’s plans for its generation portfolio gained important support on Oct. 25 when the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) accepted its integrated resource plan. The April 28, 2017, filing detailed Great River Energy’s plans to reliably and cost-effectively meet its member-owner cooperatives’ energy needs for the next 15 years. By accepting the plan, […]

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17 Oct

Florence recovery: Co-op power restoration means all hands on deck

For electric co-ops in the path of Hurricane Florence, the process of restoring power to hundreds of thousands of consumer-members was the ultimate team effort. While the flashing lights of bucket trucks and digger-derricks along wet roads are hard to miss, every lineworker and tree trimmer working in the mud and muck to remove debris […]

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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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