Category Archives: Power generation resources

Boat ramp donated at site of retired power plant

Shortly after the closure of Great River Energy’s Stanton Station power plant in North Dakota, area residents had a question that they hoped held a positive answer: “What will happen to the boat ramp at Stanton Station?” Area residents had used the boat ramp for decades. It not only offers convenient access to the Missouri […]

Annual meeting details financial stability, progressive strategy

Great River Energy shares record of success and projects optimistic future for the cooperative and its membership Once a year, cooperatives open their doors to their members to share information, answer questions and hold elections. Great River Energy delivered on its cooperative promise to members during its annual meeting on June 5. “Great River Energy […]

Great River Energy to receive energy from Buffalo Ridge wind project

Agreement with subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources will add 109 megawatts of renewable capacity to the cooperative’s portfolio  Great River Energy recently signed a power purchase agreement with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC for a new 109-megawatt (MW) wind project to be built in Lincoln County, Minn. Great River Energy will supply 22 […]

Great River Energy: Competitive rates and growing renewables

For 20 years, Great River Energy has provided electricity to 28 member-owner cooperatives while pursuing its mission to generate and transmit reliable and affordable electricity in harmony with a sustainable environment. Great River Energy receives electricity from power plants, wind farms, solar installations and hydroelectric facilities. It also operates and maintains thousands of miles of […]

Clean and competitive co-ops

Great River Energy has reduced its system-wide carbon dioxide emissions by 38 percent since 2005. These reductions have been achieved voluntarily while providing economic benefits to members. They are the result of prudent investments in renewables, reducing dependence on coal and improving the diversity and competitiveness of Great River Energy’s resource portfolio. Cooperative self-governance has […]

Coal Creek Station, Falkirk Mine host career and leadership day

The junior and senior classes from Underwood High School and Turtle Lake-Mercer High School recently participated in a career and leadership day hosted by Coal Creek Station and Falkirk Mine. At Coal Creek Station, students were taken through a series of stops where they learned about various jobs and responsibilities, and participated in several hands-on […]

Elk River project stops operations, prepares for closure

Operations of Great River Energy’s Elk River Resource Recovery Project concluded last month, bringing the long-running generation resource one step closer to closing. The last load of municipal solid waste was delivered to the Elk River Resource Processing Plant on Jan. 15. The Elk River Energy Recovery Station, which generates renewable energy from household garbage, […]

System braves extreme, bold north cold

It was the coldest of times the last week of January as temperatures plunged to record lows across the Midwest. When severe winter cold puts the electric grid to the test, Great River Energy’s generation and transmission assets are carefully operated and monitored to ensure electricity continues to power member-consumers’ homes. The cooperative’s resilient transmission […]

New sign reflects energy park focus

A power plant that was designed to produce a single product – electricity – is now the center of an efficient energy hub. A sign that formerly indicated the entrance to Coal Creek Station – Great River Energy’s largest power plant – now reads “Coal Creek Energy Park.” The change reflects a new energy park […]