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Ready for summer heat

Regional power grid provides an outlook for the peak summer season The Midwest grid operator, known as MISO, anticipates a stable summer for the region’s electric grid, projecting a probable peak demand of around 123 gigawatts (GW) and total available generation capacity of approximately 143 GW. While MISO expects sufficient capacity for normal summer conditions, …

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The cooperative way

Great River Energy’s board of directors recently marked a milestone in the electric cooperative’s history by convening for its 25th annual meeting Annual meetings have become synonymous with the unique qualities that set cooperatives apart from other companies, including autonomy and independence as well as democratic member control. Great River Energy’s roots are embedded in …

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Energy experts discuss reliability challenges, solutions

As the energy industry continues to evolve, electric cooperatives are ensuring their members are kept up to date on major topics that are currently affecting — or could, in the future — their particular region. One of the ways cooperatives are engaging their membership on current trends and topics is by hosting events that gather …

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Modern technology reduces load control disruptions

Homeowners, farmers and commercial/industrial businesses experienced fewer interruptions this spring to the appliances they have enrolled in their cooperative’s demand response programs thanks to grid modernization tools implemented by Great River Energy. Through the dual fuel load control program, cooperative members can sign up to have their heating systems fueled by a secondary system — …

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Grid optimization project kicks off with drone installation event

Approximately 20 people gathered Tuesday, April 30, near a substation in Maple Grove, Minnesota, to watch the first drone installation in the United States of a Heimdall “Neuron.” These dynamic transmission line rating sensors collect real-time information about the line and its environment with the goal of increasing capacity, or the amount of electricity that …

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A ‘Great Place To Work’

Great River Energy’s company culture earns national recognition Great River Energy once again earned a “Great Place To Work” certification following the results of a recent employee survey. The award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at Great River Energy. This year, 89% of employees said the cooperative is …

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Member voices heard at annual meetings

Electric cooperatives are connected to their members by more than just the lines that power their homes and businesses. This connection is demonstrated through what is known as the “cooperative difference”— the tangible and intangible ways the cooperative business model benefits members and their communities. Electric cooperatives are member-driven organizations guided by several principles that …

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