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Great River Energy offering annual scholarships to North Dakota students

Great River Energy is offering scholarships for graduating seniors who are pursuing a four-year or vocational-technical degree in North Dakota. This year, up to six $500-1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors from the following North Dakota high schools: Barnes County North, Garrison, Jamestown, Max, Turtle Lake-Mercer, Underwood, Valley City, Washburn and Wilton. Scholarship …

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Pollinator Strong schedules fall plantings

Great River Energy’s commitment to plant and restore pollinator habitats across its eligible sites continues this fall as several late fall plantings are scheduled for the last several days of October. The plantings are part of Great River Energy’s Pollinator Strong initiative, a pledge to environmental sustainability by creating food and nesting space for animals …

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Great River Energy and member-owners apply for New ERA funding

Great River Energy, a not-for-profit wholesale electric cooperative, along with a majority of its member-owners are pleased to announce they have filed a Letter of Interest with the United States Department of Agriculture to participate in the department’s Empowering Rural America (New ERA) program to become eligible for nearly $1 billion in federal funds to …

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Minnesota Power, Great River Energy advance joint 345-kV transmission line project with application for Certificate of Need, Route Permit

Minnesota Power and Great River Energy today are filing an application for a Certificate of Need and Route Permit from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) to build a high-voltage transmission line to bolster electric reliability in northern and central Minnesota. The Northland Reliability Project is an approximately 180-mile, double-circuit, 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission line, primarily …

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Great River Energy to host open houses for proposed power line project in Dakota County

Great River Energy, wholesale electric power supplier to Dakota Electric Association, will be rebuilding its 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission lines located in Dakota County to help ensure continued reliable electric service to co-op customers and prepare for greater electrification in the area. Interested property owners and community members are welcome to attend an open house on …

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Great River Energy doubles commitment to pollinator-friendly habitat restoration

Plantings and restoration will occur throughout Minnesota over the next five years. Great River Energy, a not-for-profit wholesale electric cooperative serving 27 member-owner distribution cooperatives, announced today a commitment to plant and restore an additional 300 acres of pollinator habitat across current and future eligible sites. The pledge, dubbed Pollinator Strong, is already underway and strengthens the …

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Northland Reliability Project open houses continue

Minnesota Power and Great River Energy invite the public to attend a second phase of open houses for their Northland Reliability Project where they can ask questions and provide input on the transmission line’s preliminary route. Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE Inc. (NYSE: ALE), and Great River Energy plan to build an approximately …

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During storm season, stay clear of downed power lines

As Minnesotans prepare for extreme Midwestern weather during Severe Weather Awareness Week April 17-21, Great River Energy and its 27 member-owner cooperatives and customers are prepared to keep the power flowing to homes, farms and businesses. “Though most end-use members experience very little time without electricity, we do see an increase in disruption of electric …

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Report details power supply plans

Filing with Minnesota Public Utilities Commission lays out pathway to complying with state’s carbon-free standard Great River Energy filed its 2023 integrated resource plan on March 31 with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. The document details the cooperative’s commitment to reliably meet its member-owners’ energy needs in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible way as it …

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