Monthly Archives: October 2015

Plant efficiencies spark Spiritwood Station energy park concept

New plant applies experience, advancements from Coal Creek Station The energy efficiency achievements coming to life at the energy park surrounding Great River Energy’s Spiritwood Station near Jamestown, N.D., have roots 150 miles to the west. They are built upon the foundation and the success demonstrated at the energy park surrounding Coal Creek Station near […]

Permitting progresses on transmission to power pump stations

Great River Energy continues laying the groundwork for eight transmission projects needed to power new crude oil pipeline pumping stations proposed in its service area by Enbridge Energy and Minnesota Pipe Line Company (MPL), which is operated by Koch Pipeline. Together these projects represent more than 75 miles of new transmission and approximately $60 million […]

Utilities, officials take running start at Clean Power Plan

Flurry of collaboration signals start of compliance planning Although states may not need to finalize compliance plans until 2018, Great River Energy isn’t wasting any time understanding the variety of perspectives on the latest regulation facing utilities. When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final version of its Clean Power Plan in August, Great […]

Celebrate the ‘cooperative difference’ in October

National Co-op Month offers cooperatives across the country an opportunity to promote their business model and seven guiding principles, which set them apart from other organizations. Each October, cooperatives from a variety of industries host events both in honor of their members but also to increase awareness among those who may not know about the […]

Onetime waste product now valuable building material

A product that once was disposed of in a landfill is now helping produce stronger concrete for roads, bridges and commercial constructions projects, as well as generating revenue for Great River Energy’s member cooperatives. Known as “fly ash,” this fine powder has numerous applications, and Great River Energy’s power plants produce some of the best […]

Great River Energy ranked 14th healthiest workplace in nation

Great River Energy was named the 14th healthiest workplace in the nation at this week’s 2015 Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America awards ceremony in Orlando, Florida. Great River Energy’s wellness initiatives, which support employees and their families to live healthier lives, continue to reap benefits and recognition for the organization. This is the second year […]

Tromblay named Nobles Cooperative Electric general manager

Nobles Cooperative Electric’s (NCE) board of directors announced that, after a nationwide search, Adam Tromblay has been selected to serve as general manager. He replaced former General Manager Richard Burud on Oct. 1. “We feel confident Adam is the right person to lead NCE in the future. Adam’s enthusiasm, experience and vision will serve our […]

Ridderbusch named Connexus Energy CEO

Connexus Energy recently named Greg Ridderbusch as the cooperative’s new chief executive officer. Ridderbusch began his new duties Oct. 1, upon the retirement of former CEO Mike Rajala. Ridderbusch has extensive electric utility experience. He joined Great River Energy in 2005 as vice president of business development and strategy. While at Great River Energy, he […]