Monthly Archives: November 2016

Stanton Station celebrates 50 years of generation

Great River Energy leaders, employees and retirees gathered Nov. 15 at Stanton Station to celebrate 50 successful years of generating electricity at the power plant. Located on the bank of the Missouri River outside Stanton, N.D., Stanton Station was one of the first plants fueled by North Dakota lignite coal when it began operations in […]

Final budget projects steady rates in 2017 and beyond

The Great River Energy board of directors voted to approve the cooperative’s 2017 budget and rates at its November meeting. Great River Energy’s revenue requirement for next year is budgeted at $999.8 million, a slight increase from $992.1 million budgeted for 2016. Great River Energy’s average wholesale rate is projected to increase 1.8 percent over […]

Campaign protects customers from scammers

Great River Energy has joined gas and electric utility companies across the United States and Canada as well as the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) to protect customers from long-running scams targeting customers of utility service providers. Reports of phone, email and door-to-door scams are back again and represent thousands of dollars lost […]

Bringing Minnesota’s message to utility forums

Utility thought leaders from across the country gathered in late October at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., to discuss the future of the electric system. Great River Energy Vice President and Chief Transmission Officer Will Kaul was part of a panel discussion focused on Minnesota’s e21 initiative. The e21 initiative is a stakeholder engagement […]

Cooperatives united

Great River Energy is a member of Touchstone Energy, a national alliance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives providing high standards of service to members large and small. Its mission is to build and promote a unifying national brand that helps deliver on the promise of electric cooperatives’ distinct advantage: leveraging cooperatives’ unique relationship with member-owners […]

Safety team shares ‘Safety is personal’ at national summit

Great River Energy’s safety administrators from Minnesota and North Dakota highlighted Great River Energy’s safety communications program at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s 2016 Safety Leadership Summit in Dallas, Texas, Nov. 16 to 18. They joined safety administrators from other cooperatives to discuss best practices in engaging and training cooperative employees. Safety is deeply […]

Employees harness research, drive the future

As a cooperative, Great River Energy knows that when individuals come together for the common good, they can exceed even the sum of their parts. Great River Energy does this with its members every day, as the cooperative creates and transfers electricity across a complex grid. One of the ways Great River Energy stays current […]