Our culture

Great River Energy’s culture includes corporate values and employee skills that work toward a common goal – our vision and mission.

Our vision

Innovate, collaborate and lead to competitively power the future

Our mission

Provide member-owners with affordable, reliable energy in harmony with a sustainable environment.

All Great River Energy employees throughout Minnesota and North Dakota are working toward this common goal.

A values-driven culture

To achieve this success, Great River Energy follows a set of values that was developed by employees as the most prominent qualities or characteristics of our organization.

At Great River Energy we value:

Accountability

We do what we say we will do.

Commitment to employees

We invest in and empower our employees.

Inclusion

We embrace diversity of thought, identity, culture and experience.

Integrity

We take pride in being honest and ethical.

Member driven

We are dedicated to bringing value to our member-owner cooperatives.

Safety

We are committed to an environment of safety excellence.

Employee competencies

Great River Energy employees developed competencies to set employee expectations about how to accomplish their work. Competencies describe desired behaviors that support Great River Energy’s values.

Collaborates

Works cooperatively across the organization and our membership to achieve shared objectives.

Communicates with courage

Encourages the open expression of diverse ideas while communicating in a direct and respectful manner.

Drives results

Takes initiative to get things done.

Inspires potential

Contributes to a climate where people are motivated to do their best.

Learns with agility

Is willing and able to transition through the uncertainty of change.

Promotes our culture

Demonstrates Great River Energy’s values through actions and behaviors.

Thinks strategically

Actively shapes the future by gathering information and promoting ideas which create lasting value.

Understands the business

Understands how the work we do directly affects our member-owners and the bottom line.