Monthly Archives: November 2021

Pollinator habitat grows in Elk River

Approximately 3.4 new acres of Great River Energy’s Elk River campus were planted with a mix of butterfly milkweed, black-eyed Susans, little bluestems and other pollinator-friendly species in September. This is in addition to the 9 acres of pollinator habitat planted at the site in 2016. The new prairie is located at the site of […]

Award honors co-op employee’s life-saving call

An electric cooperative employee’s quick thinking and concern for a member’s well-being led to recognition from a statewide organization. Shannon Klinker, an assistant accountant/payroll clerk at Two Harbors-based Cooperative Light & Power (CLP), fielded a call last month from a co-op member looking for any lineworkers who were current or former volunteer firefighters to check […]

Patel elected to Midwest Reliability Organization board

Great River Energy Vice President and Chief Transmission Officer Priti Patel was elected in early November to the Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO) board of directors. The MRO recently asked for nominations from its industry sector members to fill seats on its board of directors. Patel will represent the cooperative sector. Her term will start Jan. […]

Cybersecurity program earns national acclaim

Information Security Program Manager Marc Child was recently recognized for his — and Great River Energy’s — efforts to promote a safe and secure electric system. Child was honored with the Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center’s (E-ISAC) Electricity Security Service Award. The inaugural award was presented during GridSecCon, a North American Electric Reliability Corporation […]

Great River Energy clean energy transition brings era of rate stability

Most Great River Energy member-owner cooperatives will see wholesale rates decrease in 2022 At a time when prices are rising on many products and services, Great River Energy is holding its wholesale electricity rates relatively flat into 2022 and projecting rate stability into the future. “We spent over a decade transitioning to a portfolio of […]