Company news Archives - Great River Energy
 Clear

Company news

Budget, rates set for 2023

Strategic decisions to stabilize wholesale electricity rates continue to serve Great River Energy’s member-owners well, but broader economic challenges will impact energy costs in the year ahead. Great River Energy’s average 2023 wholesale rate is projected to increase by an average of 6.2% from the 2022 budgeted rate; however, many of Great River Energy’s all-requirements …

Budget, rates set for 2023 Read More »

Great River Energy ranks among ‘Healthiest Employers’ in Minnesota

Ongoing efforts to improve employee wellness earned Great River Energy a place among the 2022 honorees for this year’s Healthiest Employers of Minnesota list. The electric cooperative took second place in the midsize category (500-4,999 employees) for Minnesota employers — behind only Syngenta, which employs more than 4,000 people. Employers from this region were recognized …

Great River Energy ranks among ‘Healthiest Employers’ in Minnesota Read More »

Agreement signed to sell Midwest AgEnergy Group, LLC

Midwest AgEnergy Group, LLC executed an agreement to sell 100% of Midwest AgEnergy to HLCP Ethanol Holdco, LLC (HLCP). Midwest AgEnergy is a biofuels enterprise of which Great River Energy is the majority owner. HLCP will assume ownership of Midwest AgEnergy and its associated businesses, including the Blue Flint and Dakota Spirit ethanol biorefineries as …

Agreement signed to sell Midwest AgEnergy Group, LLC Read More »

Helping co-ops in crisis: Board pledges $25,000 for Hurricane Ian recovery

Cooperatives are built on the principle that a group of people united for a common cause is a powerful force. This is especially true when a cooperative must recover from a natural disaster. Great River Energy’s board of directors recently pledged $25,000 to the Florida Electric Cooperatives Association to aid in the relief effort for …

Helping co-ops in crisis: Board pledges $25,000 for Hurricane Ian recovery Read More »

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 …

Great River Energy files update to power supply plans Read More »

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% …

Cooperatives handle the heat Read More »

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 …

Experience, education inspire the switch to electric vehicles Read More »

Membership approves customer arrangement with Connexus Energy

Great River Energy’s member-owner cooperatives today approved the agreements required for Connexus Energy to transition from member-owner to customer of Great River Energy. Great River Energy will continue to supply wholesale energy to Connexus Energy, and the new agreements will establish a contractual framework for Connexus Energy to secure more of its own power supply …

Membership approves customer arrangement with Connexus Energy Read More »

Investing in a strong electric system

The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), the region’s grid operator, approved a portfolio of transmission projects last month as part of the first phase of its Long-Range Transmission Plan. In total MISO approved 18 projects across its Midwest sub region, with six in the Upper Midwest. One of these projects is an approximately 150-mile, double-circuit …

Investing in a strong electric system Read More »

Great River Energy earns third Great Place to Work Certification™ 

Great River Energy is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place to Work® for the third time. The prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at Great River Energy. This year, 88% of employees said it’s a great place to work – that’s 31 points higher than the …

Great River Energy earns third Great Place to Work Certification™  Read More »