Great River Energy’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) provides a comprehensive view of our resource plans for the next 15 years. The plan represents our intent to reliably meet our members’ energy needs in a cost-effective and environmentally responsible manner. Our preferred resource plan continues to position our power generation portfolio toward a lower-carbon future and includes additional wind generation. Our plan continues to rely on energy efficiency and conservation measures. It also highlights our innovative electrification and grid modernization initiatives.
April 1, 2021: Great River Energy filed an interim integrated resource plan (IRP) update with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) outlining the cooperative’s future power supply portfolio changes.
The PUC granted Great River Energy a one-year extension on its full IRP to allow time for making progress on the co-op’s plans to sell or close its Coal Creek Station plant and to refine its forecast of the load impacts the change will have on its system.
As part of the extension approval, the PUC required Great River Energy to submit an interim report which was filed April 1.
Great River Energy will file its next IRP on April 1, 2022.
On July 1, 2020, Great River Energy filed its required North Dakota 10-Year Plan Report 2020-2029 with the North Dakota Public Service Commission, county auditors, and state agencies and officials as required by North Dakota Century Code Chapter 49-22-04. The filing supplies information on our resources and projects proposed in North Dakota over the coming 10-year time period.