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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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November 17, 2021

Pollinator habitat grows in Elk River

Approximately 3.4 new acres of Great River Energy’s Elk River campus were planted with a mix of butterfly milkweed, black-eyed Susans, little bluestems and other pollinator-friendly species in September. This is in addition to the 9 acres of pollinator habitat planted at the site in 2016. The new prairie is located at the site of […]

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November 17, 2021

Resilience rises in focus as weather gets more extreme

Over the last several years, the electric utility industry has placed greater emphasis on the concept of resilience. In the very simplest of terms: Reliability is keeping the lights on and resilience is the ability to get the lights back on as quickly as possible following an interruption. These are not new interests for electric […]

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November 17, 2021

Award honors co-op employee’s life-saving call

An electric cooperative employee’s quick thinking and concern for a member’s well-being led to recognition from a statewide organization. Shannon Klinker, an assistant accountant/payroll clerk at Two Harbors-based Cooperative Light & Power (CLP), fielded a call last month from a co-op member looking for any lineworkers who were current or former volunteer firefighters to check […]

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November 17, 2021

Patel elected to Midwest Reliability Organization board

Great River Energy Vice President and Chief Transmission Officer Priti Patel was elected in early November to the Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO) board of directors. The MRO recently asked for nominations from its industry sector members to fill seats on its board of directors. Patel will represent the cooperative sector. Her term will start Jan. […]

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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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