The high-voltage, direct-current (HVDC) upgrade that has been years in the making was completed May 17 and put into commercial use. This project has been one of Great River Energy’s most significant capital investments over the last several years and was needed to help ensure the continued reliability of one of the cooperative’s most critical […]
The four young eyasses (baby falcons) residing in the nesting box atop Great River Energy’s Elk River Energy Recovery Station power plant were banded May 28. The Raptor Resource Project assisted with the banding and bird identification. There are two female eyasses, Meggie and Amelia, and two male eyasses, William and Charlie.
“Member Moment” highlights one of Great River Energy’s member-owner cooperatives and how it uniquely demonstrates what it means to be a cooperative. Situated just south of the Twin Cities, Jordan, Minn.-based Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC) provides electricity to one of the sweetest places on earth. Jim’s Apple Farm, proud owner of Minnesota’s Largest Candy […]
Shortly after the closure of Great River Energy’s Stanton Station power plant in North Dakota, area residents had a question that they hoped held a positive answer: “What will happen to the boat ramp at Stanton Station?” Area residents had used the boat ramp for decades. It not only offers convenient access to the Missouri […]
An annual partnership between Minnesota’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives and Minnesota State Parks and Trails offers an opportunity for the public to pitch in and help beautify their local state parks. GreenTouch Day, which occurs the first Saturday of every May, helps to build a stronger connection between people and the environment through volunteering. Minnesota Touchstone […]
National Pollinator Week, recognized from June 17-21, celebrates the humble bees, butterflies, bats and other bugs that pollinate and help more than 70 percent of the world’s crops. Electric cooperatives are among the many organizations that have focused on the plight of these pollinators and have done their part to re-establish their native habitat. Great […]
Great River Energy shares record of success and projects optimistic future for the cooperative and its membership Once a year, cooperatives open their doors to their members to share information, answer questions and hold elections. Great River Energy delivered on its cooperative promise to members during its annual meeting on June 5. “Great River Energy […]