Electricity – Great River Energy

Electricity sources
A transformation for the greater good

We’ve taken huge strides in transforming our electricity portfolio. Environmentally responsible, efficient and cost-effective, we’re harnessing the power of renewable resources.

And the most exciting part? We’re just getting started. We’ll keep finding new ways to better serve our communities.

Leading the way forward

We’re transitioning to a portfolio that’s now more than
half renewable energy.

All-requirements members

Energy served

  • COAL
  • NATURAL GAS
  • RENEWABLE
  • HYDRO-ELECTRIC
  • MARKET
  • RAINBOW PURCHASE

Our electricity sources

A diverse mix matters. Beyond the environmental benefits, having a diverse portfolio helps keep our electricity affordable by giving us flexibility. Plus, it ensures our 28 member-owner cooperatives can deliver electricity around the clock.

Renewables

Using wind, hydroelectric and solar energy to grow a key part of our portfolio.

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Natural Gas

Providing added reliability as we transition to cleaner electricity.

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Combined heat & power

Producing electricity and steam to power local businesses.

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Achieving emissions goals ahead of schedule

We already had a plan because it was already a priority. By choosing to take action early and evolve our direct power supply, we’re hitting state greenhouse gas emissions targets years in advance.

Decreased CO2
emissions by

30%

8 years early.

Projected to decrease
CO2 emissions by

80%

18 years early.
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Transmission and delivery

Getting power to our 28 member-owner cooperatives and their members.