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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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July 15, 2020

Buildout of EV fast-charging network continues across Minnesota, US

A cross-country route that allows electric vehicle (EV) drivers to travel from coast to coast using the largest open DC fast-charging network in the United States is now complete. The route is part of Electrify America’s $2 billion investment into charging infrastructure, education and access. It travels along Interstates 15 and 70, spanning 11 states […]

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July 15, 2020

Electric farming equipment is an energy trend to watch

America’s farmers have worked for generations in fields across the country. They have seen firsthand how farming equipment has improved over the decades to increase efficiency and to feed an ever-growing population. A major change is the trend of switching fossil fuel-powered farming equipment toward electric models. This trend builds on the idea of beneficial […]

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July 15, 2020

East Central, McLeod appoint CEOs

The East Central Energy (ECE) board of directors has selected Justin Jahnz as the cooperative’s next president/CEO. Jahnz currently serves as ECE’s manager of energy services and strategic projects. He begins his new duties this month and fully transitions into his new role when current President/CEO Steve Shurts retires in August. Jahnz will be the […]

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July 15, 2020

Member Moment: Agralite Electric Cooperative

“Member Moment” highlights one of Great River Energy’s member-owner cooperatives and how it uniquely demonstrates what it means to be a cooperative. It’s not often a cooperative can say its name describes exactly what it does and who it largely serves, but Agralite Electric Cooperative fits that bill. The Benson, Minnesota-based electric co-op held a […]

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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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