Category Archives: Renewable energy

Connexus Energy celebrates innovative solar-plus-storage project

Connexus Energy encouraged members, partners, stakeholders and others to “celebrate the sun” at an event held as an opportunity for people to see one of the cooperative’s innovative solar-plus-storage projects up close. The cooperative – headquartered in Ramsey, Minn. – has one project located in Ramsey and another in Athens Township. Together, these are believed […]

Integrated resource plan accepted by PUC

Great River Energy’s plans for its generation portfolio gained important support on Oct. 25 when the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) accepted its integrated resource plan. The April 28, 2017, filing detailed Great River Energy’s plans to reliably and cost-effectively meet its member-owner cooperatives’ energy needs for the next 15 years. By accepting the plan, […]

Great River Energy studies proposed EPA emissions rules

Great River Energy is studying the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule regarding emissions from existing electricity generating units, and is analyzing its impact on our power plants. After that analysis is complete, we will likely submit comments to the EPA on the proposed rule. If the rule is finalized, Great River Energy will participate […]

More renewables, competitive rates

Annual meeting outlines plans for increasingly clean energy at stable rates. Great River Energy Board Chair Bob Bruckbauer opened the cooperative’s June 6 annual meeting asserting the role of the democratically elected board of directors in keeping Great River Energy on the proper path for its member-owner cooperatives. “Our wholesale rates remain competitive and stable. […]

Great River Energy sets 50% renewable energy goal for 2030

Voluntary goal will more than double current renewable energy supply Great River Energy today announced a company goal to supply its member-owner cooperatives with energy that is 50 percent from renewable resources by 2030. The announcement was made to more than 200 attendees at the cooperative’s annual meeting. “Great River Energy has already met Minnesota’s […]

2017: Partners in power

Electric cooperatives formed Great River Energy to supply the energy they need to power their members’ lives. Great River Energy does that by remaining financially sound, keeping rates stable and competitive, and continually evaluating its generation and transmission system to make sure it meets members’ needs. In 2017, Great River Energy served its members well […]

Energy market benefits members

The electricity that toasts your breakfast and cools your milk could be produced at a wind turbine in Minnesota, a power plant in North Dakota or a hydroelectric dam in Manitoba. And, over the course of a day, you might receive electricity from all three. Great River Energy is a member of the Midcontinent Independent […]

100 percent wind energy continues for electric cars

A program that fuels electric vehicles with wind energy will continue for cooperative members who choose to drive electric. Revolt, a first-of-its-kind program that allows electric vehicle (EV) owners to further support the use of renewable energy, will continue through the end of 2018. When a member claims the upgrade, Great River Energy dedicates wind […]

Today’s electricity comes from many sources

Electric cooperatives have supplied reliable electricity to Minnesotans for nearly 80 years. The way electricity is generated has change a lot over that time, with new fuels and technologies contributing to greater efficiency and lower emissions. The Midwest’s most efficient coal and nuclear power plants remain critical to reliable energy, but several new types of […]