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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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Grid North Partners to implement 19 transmission upgrades to reduce system congestion

Grid North Partners utilities have identified 19 transmission project upgrades expected to be built over the next three years. These projects, which span Minnesota and touch eastern South Dakota, will enable more low-cost renewable energy to be delivered from western Minnesota to customers throughout the region by reducing congestion on the transmission system. “We have …

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Sharing industry opportunities with students

Approximately 60 first- and second-year electrician/line school students at Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State) in Wadena recently learned about career opportunities available in their field during an event put on by Great River Energy. Students heard from several cooperative employees representing different areas of the business, including human resources, field services, IT …

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Great River Energy and member-owners pursue federal funding

The passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) represents the biggest investment into the country’s infrastructure since the 1930s. Great River Energy and its 27 member-owner cooperatives have been working to take advantage of the more than $435 billion offered in federal funding through these investments. Great River Energy, along with …

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Great River Energy recognized for documenting best practices for gas turbine maintenance

Great River Energy was honored for its contributions to an industry effort to define and document best practices for safe and successful maintenance of gas turbines. Minnesota Generation Leader Mike Herman accepted a Technology Transfer Awards at the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) awards ceremony Sept. 19 in Chicago. Great River Energy was one of …

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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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Northland Reliability Project application filed for Certificate of Need and Route Permit

After months of planning and routing and revision, Great River Energy and Minnesota Power filed an application Aug. 4 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 …

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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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