Monthly Archives: May 2021

Great River Energy: A community partner

As a cooperative, Great River Energy is deeply committed to sustainability through solid environmental policies and practices and helping to build strong communities. In a year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest, Great River Energy continued to provide its member-owner cooperatives with reliable, affordable electricity in an environmentally responsible manner. This is the […]

Facility recognized for wastewater management

Part of Great River Energy’s commitment to providing reliable, affordable electricity to its member-owner cooperatives is an ongoing responsibility to minimize the environmental impact of its operations. The co-op demonstrates its dedication to environmental stewardship by the inclusion of sustainability in its mission statement, a commitment to incorporating renewable energy into its power supply portfolio […]

Watch young falcons on birdcam

Great River Energy hosts a pair of peregrine falcons each spring and summer. The long-term peregrine falcon residents returned to the Elk River, Minnesota, nest box earlier this spring. Brooklyn, the male, returned for a seventh year and Breezy, the female, returned for a fourth year. The pair produced four eggs in late March. The […]

Energy efficient technologies help mitigate COVID-19, flu aerosols

A new program offered by Great River Energy’s member-owner cooperatives uses energy efficiency to address the health and safety of people while they spend time indoors. The Healthy Buildings program was created primarily in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as concerns heightened around indoor air quality in relation to the spread of infectious aerosols. However, […]

Kandiyohi Power Cooperative names Nelson new CEO

The Kandiyohi Power Cooperative (KPC) board of directors recently appointed Ryan Nelson as the co-op’s new chief executive officer, effective April 16. Nelson, who previously held the positions of acting general manager and manager of engineering and operations, brings 18 years of industry experience to his new role. “During this time of transformation, Ryan is […]

Innovative employee research earns awards

Four Great River Energy employees recently received awards for their achievements in applying Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) research to produce significant results. Presented annually, EPRI’s Technology Transfer Awards recognize industry leaders and innovators who help companies transform research into results and solutions that improve the efficiency of power plants, harden transmission and distribution equipment, […]