Monthly Archives: July 2020

Buildout of EV fast-charging network continues across Minnesota, US

A cross-country route that allows electric vehicle (EV) drivers to travel from coast to coast using the largest open DC fast-charging network in the United States is now complete. The route is part of Electrify America’s $2 billion investment into charging infrastructure, education and access. It travels along Interstates 15 and 70, spanning 11 states […]

Electric farming equipment is an energy trend to watch

America’s farmers have worked for generations in fields across the country. They have seen firsthand how farming equipment has improved over the decades to increase efficiency and to feed an ever-growing population. A major change is the trend of switching fossil fuel-powered farming equipment toward electric models. This trend builds on the idea of beneficial […]

East Central, McLeod appoint CEOs

The East Central Energy (ECE) board of directors has selected Justin Jahnz as the cooperative’s next president/CEO. Jahnz currently serves as ECE’s manager of energy services and strategic projects. He begins his new duties this month and fully transitions into his new role when current President/CEO Steve Shurts retires in August. Jahnz will be the […]

Member Moment: Agralite Electric Cooperative

“Member Moment” highlights one of Great River Energy’s member-owner cooperatives and how it uniquely demonstrates what it means to be a cooperative. It’s not often a cooperative can say its name describes exactly what it does and who it largely serves, but Agralite Electric Cooperative fits that bill. The Benson, Minnesota-based electric co-op held a […]

Sidewalk donation addresses community safety concerns

As the business district near Underwood, North Dakota, expanded along a highway, a growing stream of cars and trucks mixed with cyclists and pedestrians on a frontage road. A recent Great River Energy concrete donation resulted in a new multi-purpose recreation trail and a safe path for biking and walking. The project came about as […]

Co-op, employees donate more than $10K to rebuild Lake Street

Great River Energy has a long history of donating to communities in need across the country when crises arise. This time, the crisis hit closer to home for many employees and their families. Storefronts along the Minneapolis Lake Street business district—where most businesses and organizations are owned by immigrants and people of color—were vandalized, looted […]