Monthly Archives: February 2014

Great River Energy listed as a top-100 healthiest workplace

In the latest in a long list of awards, Great River Energy’s wellness initiatives landed the cooperative on an elite list of employers, the 2014 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. Great River Energy ranked 31st among the thousands of entries in this year’s competition. The semifinalist list included 250 employers from which the 100 healthiest […]

Great River Energy to invest in solar technology

Projects to be installed at corporate headquarters and cooperative locations through 2015 Today Great River Energy, Minnesota’s largest wholesale electric cooperative and second largest utility, announced plans to construct 650 kilowatts (kW) of new solar energy installations by mid-2015. The first construction project is a 250 kW solar array slated for land south of Great […]

Co-ops commended for conservation

State goal requires increasingly ambitious efficiency improvements If you compiled all the electricity saved as a result of a year of co-op conservation programs, you would have more energy than was required to power every home and business in Goodhue County Cooperative, a Great River Energy member cooperative with almost 5,000 total members. At the […]

Great River Energy and The Brattle Group present innovative approach for compliance with EPA greenhouse gas regulations

Working with Minnesota-based Great River Energy, Brattle Group economists developed a regional market-based approach to implement EPA’s forthcoming rule under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from existing power generating sources (“Existing Source Rule”). The approach uses existing energy market infrastructure to achieve emission reduction targets while ensuring reliability […]