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    Service center opens in St. James Industrial Park

    Great River Energy leaders, the mayor and city representatives of St. James, Minn., and Wilcon Construction recently cut the ribbon on a new 20,000-square-foot steel building in the St. James Industrial Park. “This service center is strategically located to serve our southern members,” said Priti Patel, vice president and chief transmission officer at Great River […]

    Growing to meet the craft beer industry’s energy needs

    Across the country, small craft breweries are giving new life to old industrial neighborhoods. They are helping revitalize local economies and attract additional investments. This trend is certainly playing out in Minnesota, where craft breweries had an estimated economic impact of more than $2 billion in the state in 2017. While the largest concentration of […]

    Member Moment: Stearns Electric Association

    “Member Moment” highlights one of Great River Energy’s member-owner cooperatives, their end-use members, challenges, collaborations with GRE and how they uniquely demonstrate what it means to be a cooperative. An innovative approach to promoting electric vehicles (EVs) earned this month’s featured co-op a spotlight on the national stage. Stearns Electric Association’s communications team was honored […]

    Great River Energy: Competitive rates and growing renewables

    For 20 years, Great River Energy has provided electricity to 28 member-owner cooperatives while pursuing its mission to generate and transmit reliable and affordable electricity in harmony with a sustainable environment. Great River Energy receives electricity from power plants, wind farms, solar installations and hydroelectric facilities. It also operates and maintains thousands of miles of […]

    Co-ops fuel economy with 612,000 jobs and billions toward GDP, report shows

    Electric cooperatives have a broad financial impact on the United States, directly or indirectly supporting nearly 612,000 jobs each year and contributing hundreds of billions of dollars to the economy over a five-year period, according to a new analysis. Between 2013 and 2017, co-ops employed an average of 67,800 people a year, hired about 100,600 […]