Monthly Archives: December 2018

Cooperatives help neighbors in need

Concern for community is ingrained in the culture of every cooperative. People cared enough about their hometowns to string wires across vast stretches of countryside 80 years ago. They did it because their communities were worth investing in. That is still true today. The descendants of cooperative founders are supporting school programs and hunger relief […]

Member Moment: Cooperative Light & Power

“Member Moment” highlights one of Great River Energy’s member-owner cooperatives and how they uniquely demonstrate what it means to be a cooperative. One of Great River Energy’s northernmost member-owners, Cooperative Light & Power (CLP), provides critical energy during long winters. Although it’s cold outside, CLP continues to serve and invest in its local community. Employees […]

Employees collaborate on North Shore resiliency

Reliable electric service is critical along the North Shore of the Arrowhead Region, not only to keep the TV on or the internet working, but also to power the lights, heat and basic needs of many Minnesotans. This is particularly true on the coldest nights of winter as many Arrowhead Cooperative members use electric storage […]

Renewables provide environmental, economic benefits

A foundation of round-the-clock energy sources and strategic additions of wind energy and hydropower have Great River Energy on track for 50 percent renewables by 2030. Great River Energy’s portfolio of generation resources has evolved over time, reflecting changes in the markets as well as Great River Energy and its member-owner cooperatives’ continued push to […]

Great River Energy, Hennepin County approve HERC contract extension

The Great River Energy board of directors approved a contract extension for a subsidiary to operate a prominent waste-to-energy facility owned by Hennepin County and located in Minneapolis. GRE HERC Services, LLC, will continue operating the Hennepin Energy Recovery Center (HERC) through Dec. 31, 2025. HERC is an important waste management facility in the Twin […]