Monthly Archives: March 2019

Service center opens in St. James Industrial Park

Great River Energy leaders, the mayor and city representatives of St. James, Minn., and Wilcon Construction recently cut the ribbon on a new 20,000-square-foot steel building in the St. James Industrial Park. “This service center is strategically located to serve our southern members,” said Priti Patel, vice president and chief transmission officer at Great River […]

Member Moment: Stearns Electric Association

“Member Moment” highlights one of Great River Energy’s member-owner cooperatives, their end-use members, challenges, collaborations with GRE and how they uniquely demonstrate what it means to be a cooperative. An innovative approach to promoting electric vehicles (EVs) earned this month’s featured co-op a spotlight on the national stage. Stearns Electric Association’s communications team was honored […]

Great River Energy: Competitive rates and growing renewables

For 20 years, Great River Energy has provided electricity to 28 member-owner cooperatives while pursuing its mission to generate and transmit reliable and affordable electricity in harmony with a sustainable environment. Great River Energy receives electricity from power plants, wind farms, solar installations and hydroelectric facilities. It also operates and maintains thousands of miles of […]

Clean and competitive co-ops

Great River Energy has reduced its system-wide carbon dioxide emissions by 38 percent since 2005. These reductions have been achieved voluntarily while providing economic benefits to members. They are the result of prudent investments in renewables, reducing dependence on coal and improving the diversity and competitiveness of Great River Energy’s resource portfolio. Cooperative self-governance has […]

Coal Creek Station, Falkirk Mine host career and leadership day

The junior and senior classes from Underwood High School and Turtle Lake-Mercer High School recently participated in a career and leadership day hosted by Coal Creek Station and Falkirk Mine. At Coal Creek Station, students were taken through a series of stops where they learned about various jobs and responsibilities, and participated in several hands-on […]