Monthly Archives: March 2021

Transmission utility partnership builds under Grid North Partners

The CapX2020 partners announced March 9 they are evolving, moving into the future under a new name: Grid North Partners. Great River Energy was a co-founder of the transmission partnership CapX2020, a group of 10 utilities formed in 2004 to upgrade and expand the transmission system in the Upper Midwest. The CapX2020 partners successfully built […]

Touchstone cooperatives honor two nonprofits

Due to the impact COVID-19 had on local communities this past year, Minnesota’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives chose to recognize two organizations that are doing outstanding work in their areas by presenting them with a statewide community award. This year’s winners are Tusen Tack, based in Braham, Minnesota, and Hope House, located in Bemidji, Minnesota. “This […]

Co-op donates $250,000 for ladder truck

Great River Energy recently contributed $250,000 toward the purchase of a new ladder truck for the Jamestown, North Dakota, Fire Department. The department previously utilized a ladder truck owned by the state of North Dakota that failed last summer. The new ladder truck will be a valuable addition to fight larger fires, especially in taller […]

Economic development shifts focus in face of pandemic

In a year that will long be remembered for its unprecedented challenges, Great River Energy found ways to adapt and continue working with its 28 member-owner cooperatives and economic development partners around Minnesota to support them and carve out opportunities wherever possible. Travel restrictions and mandated closures resulted in a slower start to the year. […]