Monthly Archives: August 2019

Great River Energy and 9 other utilities to study transmission grid in light of ambitious carbon reduction goals

CapX2020 utilities say electric grid must have resilience and capacity to meet changing generation mix The CapX2020 utilities plan to study the transmission system that serves the Upper Midwest to identify system improvements and infrastructure upgrades that may be needed to achieve the ambitious 2050 carbon reduction goals established or proposed by utilities and policymakers. […]

Dakota Electric dedicates sun-tracking solar facility

Dakota Electric Association (DEA) members are now receiving more electricity from the sun through a new 2-megawatt solar facility built specifically for the cooperative’s members. ENGIE, a multinational electric utility company, built and owns the solar facility on behalf of Great River Energy. Through a power purchase contract with GRE, DEA purchases all the solar […]

Employees pitch in on Habitat for Humanity build

Great River Energy employees recently dedicated 552 hours of volunteer time to help build a Habitat for Humanity home in Hugo, Minnesota. “We had 71 volunteers participating in the build over the week,” said Dave Kempf, manager of transmission planning engineering at Great River Energy. “This is a great support of our local, cooperative community […]

Lake Country Power receives Employer of Veterans Award

Lake Country Power (LCP) recently accepted the Employer of Veterans Award from The American Legion Department of Minnesota, which was presented to the cooperative during the Department Convention in Willmar, Minnesota. Derek Howe, chief operating officer at LCP, accepted the award on behalf of the co-op. Lt. Cmdr. Howe served as a P-3 Mission Commander […]

Member Moment: Kandiyohi Power Cooperative

“Member Moment” highlights one of Great River Energy’s member-owner cooperatives and how they uniquely demonstrate what it means to be a cooperative. Leading-edge technology might not be top of mind when you think of the heart of rural Minnesota, but Kandiyohi Power Cooperative (KPC), one of Great River Energy’s 28 member-owner cooperatives, is changing that […]

Co-ops launch one-stop shop for EV chargers

The easiest way to help consumers transition from traditional gasoline vehicles to an electric vehicle (EV) is by making the process as simple as possible. Great River Energy and its participating member-owner cooperatives are doing their part by creating a one-stop shop for member-consumers to purchase and install an EV charging station in their garage. […]

Minnesota Twins honor Great River Energy’s support of veterans

Before the first pitch of the July 23 game between the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees, Twins Territory applauded Great River Energy. Great River Energy was recognized for being a Yellow Ribbon Company, which certifies the company’s support of U.S. service men and women and their families. Great River Energy was named Minnesota’s 57th […]