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Great River Energy files update to power supply plans

Great River Energy recently made a public filing detailing the latest information about the cooperative’s power supply plans. The interim update was a requirement of Great River Energy from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) earlier this year. At that time, the PUC approved a one-year extension for the cooperative’s next full integrated resource plan …

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Co-op lineman earns MREA LIFEguard Award

Stearns Electric Association lineman Mike Siemers recently earned a LIFEguard Award through the Minnesota Rural Electric Association (MREA). MREA recognizes cooperative employees throughout the state who go above and beyond the expectations of keeping individuals safe through its LIFEguard program. Siemers, a journeylineman for Stearns Electric — one of Great River Energy’s 28 member-owner cooperatives …

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Cooperative Light & Power names new CEO

The Cooperative Light & Power (CLP) board of directors recently announced Joel Janorschke as the electric cooperative’s new chief executive officer/general manager. “We were very fortunate to have three excellent candidates for the position,” said Board President Scott Veitenheimer. “The board unanimously agreed that Joel had the experience, knowledge and skills that would be the …

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Cybersecurity month reinforces importance of good security practices

Cybersecurity Awareness Month has been recognized by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency every October since 2004. The event offers a reminder for individuals to protect themselves online as threats to technology and confidential data become more commonplace. Great River Energy takes cyber threats very seriously and has several tips to help individuals make smart …

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Cooperatives handle the heat

As summer draws to a close, Great River Energy and its member-owner cooperatives are looking back on a season of reliable electric service despite news coverage and warnings about a shortage of electricity in the Midwest. Even though the Midwest electric system had less surplus electricity than prior summers, the region still had nearly 8% …

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Experience, education inspire the switch to electric vehicles

Humans are creatures of habit, settling into routines and rarely disrupting them unless advantages are presented by alternatives. But more people are finding themselves breaking out of their comfort zones — even if just for a few minutes — to feel what it could be like if they owned an all-electric vehicle (EV). Utilities like …

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Youth clinics see successful season

More than 3,400 young Minnesota Twins fans were able to learn the fundamentals of baseball and softball for free this past summer through a long-standing partnership between the Major League Baseball club and Great River Energy. Created in 1961 by Twins scout Angelo Guiliani, the Play Ball! Minnesota youth clinics serve as a way to …

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Ukrainian students learn about leadership, energy during tour

Eighteen students visiting from the Ukraine recently toured Great River Energy’s Maple Grove headquarters and received a taste of home during the event. The students, ages 13 through 18, were in Minnesota as part of a five-week business and entrepreneurship program sponsored by Global Synergy Group, a nonprofit whose goal is to strengthen communities in …

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