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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.

16 Jan
News from Great River Energy

Falkirk Mine replaces conveyor damaged by storm

Falkirk Mine, which supplies Great River Energy’s Coal Creek and Spiritwood stations with lignite coal, recently replaced a conveyor that was damaged during a June 2018 storm. The replacement of the conveyor was completed mid-December and the system was fully operational by the end of 2018. Coal deliveries to Coal Creek Station via the conveyor […]

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16 Jan

Cooperative Light & Power names Halpern as CEO, general manager

Hal Halpern was named CEO and general manager of Cooperative Light & Power in Two Harbors, Minn., effective Jan. 7. Halpern was previously the chief strategic advisor at Westell, a provider of high-performance network infrastructure. Halpern was educated as a physicist at the City University of New York and grew up in a cooperative for […]

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16 Jan

Great River Gives: Nonprofit drives off with donation

The McLean Family Resource Center (MFRC) requested a concrete donation from Great River Energy last year but drove off with much more. With a small nonprofit budget, purchasing a fleet vehicle for themselves was out of reach – or so they thought. When Al Christianson, director of business development and governmental affairs, noticed the need, […]

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16 Jan
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Member Moment: Dakota Electric Association

“Member Moment” highlights one of Great River Energy’s member-owner cooperatives and how they uniquely demonstrate what it means to be a cooperative. Dakota Electric Association (DEA) is the second largest electric cooperative in Minnesota and ranked among the 25 largest electric distribution cooperatives in the nation. The co-op’s 200 employees serve more than 100,000 members […]

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