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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.

17 Aug
News from Great River Energy

Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative names Carlisle as president/CEO and legal counsel

The Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative (TWEC) board of directors recently announced that Daniel Carlisle has accepted the position as president/chief executive officer and legal counsel. Carlisle, who currently serves as an attorney for Pemberton Law Office, will succeed current President/CEO Robin Doege in October. “Dan is a long-time member of our community, understands our culture at […]

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17 Aug

New neighbor in St. James Industrial Park

Great River Energy has agreed to purchase a new 20,000-square-foot steel building under construction in the St. James Industrial Park. The St. James Economic Development Authority approached Great River Energy about buying the building and site from the city as a way to attract and grow local business. “This site is ideal for Great River […]

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17 Aug

Ride and drive event gets employees in electric vehicles

Who better to tout the benefits of electric vehicles (EV) than employees who “walk the walk” and hop in the driver’s seat themselves? Great River Energy, in partnership with Midwest EVOLVE and PlugInConnect, hosted an EV ride and drive event for employees at its Maple Grove office. Before getting the opportunity to take a spin […]

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17 Aug
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Secretary of Energy visits Coal Creek Station, learns about benefits of energy park concept

McLean County played host to political dignitaries Monday, Aug. 13, as U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry toured Great River Energy’s Coal Creek Station courtesy of an invitation from Rep. Kevin Cramer and Sen. John Hoeven. While there, Perry learned about the energy park concept and how it is used to efficiently harness all available […]

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