Category Archives: Beneficial electrification

Members win sweepstakes to drive a Tesla for a week

Nearly 1,800 members and customers of three utilities submitted contest entries last month in hopes of taking home a Tesla rental for a week. Great River Energy and its 28 member-owner cooperatives, along with Otter Tail Power and Minnesota Power, teamed up with the Great Plains Institute to promote the Electrify Your Ride sweepstakes. The […]

Great River Energy & Beneficial Electrification League announce – Electrify Minnesota!  The Future Is Electric!

Great River Energy and Beneficial Electrification League (BEL) announce Electrify Minnesota!  The Future Is Electric! – a one-day meeting at Great River Energy on Nov. 28, specifically intended to promote the broad market acceptance of Beneficial Electrification (BE) concepts, policies, practices, technologies and business models.  BEL defines Beneficial Electrification in this way: the application of […]

All-electric road trip: Stearns County to Salt Lake City

Stearns Electric Association sent two Minnesota millennials on a cross-country electric vehicle (EV) expedition to gain the hands-on experience needed to remain the trusted source of energy information for member-owners. Traveling over 1,200 miles in rural America, Amanda Groethe and Whitney Ditlevson, Stearns Electric’s communication team, kept an extensive driving log, collecting data for research, […]

Auto Show goes electric

Great River Energy was proud to welcome auto enthusiasts to the Electric Room at the 45th Annual Twin Cities Auto Show held March 10-18 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Electric Room featured the latest technology in plug-in electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and debuted Electric Car-aoke – a Chevrolet Bolt EV version of […]

Electric vehicle charging census conducted

University of Michigan researchers recently identified more than 16,000 electric vehicle (EV) public charging stations in the United States, and nearly 43,000 EV home chargers, compared with about 112,000 gas stations. China, meanwhile, boasted 190,000 EV charging points, with plans in place to expand the network to 800,000