Monthly Archives: September 2018

Employees build home, community with Habitat project

Commitment to community starts in the backyard. For one week in August, Great River Energy employees dedicated 608 hours of volunteer time to help build a Habitat for Humanity home for a family in Maple Grove. “We had 76  volunteers going out over the week as well as a Great River Energy retiree and her […]

Great River Energy studies proposed EPA emissions rules

Great River Energy has a team of employees studying the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule regarding emissions from existing electricity generating units, and is analyzing its impact on its power plants. The EPA’s proposed Affordable Clean Energy rule would replace the Clean Power Plan and set guidelines for states to curb emissions through […]

Itasca-Mantrap names Fox as new president and CEO

Itasca-Mantrap Cooperative Electrical Association’s board of directors has hired Christine Fox as its new president and chief executive office. Fox will begin Jan. 7, 2019, after replacing Mike Monsrud, who is retiring after 13 years with the cooperative. She is currently Itasca-Mantrap’s chief financial officer, serving in this role since 2014. She holds a bachelor’s […]

Bringing America’s pastime to Minnesota youth

More than 2,500 youth from Minnesota pitched, hit and threw during a free clinic offered through a partnership between Great River Energy, the Minnesota Twins and the Twins Community Fund. The Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics make it more accessible for youth around the state to learn the games of baseball and softball. The clinics […]

The power in preparation

Preparation is the key to success in many things we do in life. Planning, practice and thoughtful assessment provide opportunities to work out potential problems in advance. September is National Preparedness Month, and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency is encouraging all of us to prepare for emergencies. But most of us […]

Advanced technology saves time, future costs for co-op and its members

Great River Energy’s member-owner cooperatives now have new data analytics opportunities thanks to a project at Arrowhead Cooperative that combined the power of three technologies to pinpoint and prioritize load control receivers needing maintenance. Co-ops are able to send signals to load control receivers, which are devices on consumers’ heating systems, to switch from electricity […]

Co-ops help HVAC manufacturer expand production

On its journey to become the No. 1 applied HVAC manufacturer in North America, Daikin Applied recently announced its intent to expand production capabilities with a new state-of-the-art, built-to-order manufacturing facility in southern Minnesota, north of Faribault. Daikin selected Minnesota to host the $40 million project over competing sites in the southern United States and […]