Approximately one-third of the people in Minnesota receive their electricity from a cooperative. Just like their counterparts in agriculture or housing, cooperative utilities are owned by the members they serve. We are a cooperative serving the approximately 700,000 members who receive electricity through the 28 electric cooperatives that collectively own Great River Energy.
Great River Energy is the second largest electric power supplier in Minnesota and one of the largest generation and transmission cooperatives in the country.
We craft and maintain a portfolio of power generation and transmission resources in order to deliver reliable and affordable wholesale electricity to the regional market and our member-owner cooperatives. Generation resources of varying sizes, locations and fuels each serve a specific purpose within our resource network. Transmission lines and substations are designed to deliver electricity precisely where and when it is needed with minimal interruption.