Monthly Archives: December 2020

Concern for community shines during pandemic

The holiday season always serves as a time for reflection, gratitude and goodwill. While the past year brought with it many new challenges, Great River Energy and its employees pulled together to strengthen the communities the cooperative and its 28 member-owners serve. As we prepare for a new year, let’s first look back to a […]

Member Moment: Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association

“Member Moment” highlights one of Great River Energy’s member-owner cooperatives and how it uniquely demonstrates what it means to be a cooperative. Since 1937, Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association (WH) has powered rural Wright County and western Hennepin County. The cooperative provides not only electric service, but also shares safety messages, contributes to local nonprofits and […]

Connexus Energy uses data to boost reliability

 Nearly all Great River Energy’s member-owner cooperatives have either installed advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) or have a plan to do so. For those who have completed their installations, the focus now turns to getting the most out of the data their new systems provide. “AMI implementation was a significant financial investment,” said Alex Skelton, data […]

Lake Country Power names Bakk as general manager

The Lake Country Power (LCP) board of directors recently named Mark Bakk as general manager of the 43,000-member rural electric cooperative that serves northeastern Minnesota. Bakk will be charged with the responsibility to lead the not-for-profit utility on its mission to deliver safe and reliable electric service, manage member resources wisely, and serve to help […]

Great River Energy moves on renewable energy transition

$882 million wind development nearly completes cooperative’s plans for renewable transition. With long-term agreements to purchase the output from four large wind energy projects, Great River Energy has secured energy resources to transition to a largely renewable power supply portfolio by 2023. Great River Energy has signed agreements with subsidiaries of NextEra Energy Resources to […]