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    Falkirk Mine replaces conveyor damaged by storm

    Falkirk Mine, which supplies Great River Energy’s Coal Creek and Spiritwood stations with lignite coal, recently replaced a conveyor that was damaged during a June 2018 storm. The replacement of the conveyor was completed mid-December and the system was fully operational by the end of 2018. Coal deliveries to Coal Creek Station via the conveyor […]

    Cooperative Light & Power names Halpern as CEO, general manager

    Hal Halpern was named CEO and general manager of Cooperative Light & Power in Two Harbors, Minn., effective Jan. 7. Halpern was previously the chief strategic advisor at Westell, a provider of high-performance network infrastructure. Halpern was educated as a physicist at the City University of New York and grew up in a cooperative for […]

    Great River Gives: Nonprofit drives off with donation

    The McLean Family Resource Center (MFRC) requested a concrete donation from Great River Energy last year but drove off with much more. With a small nonprofit budget, purchasing a fleet vehicle for themselves was out of reach – or so they thought. When Al Christianson, director of business development and governmental affairs, noticed the need, […]

    Member Moment: Dakota Electric Association

    “Member Moment” highlights one of Great River Energy’s member-owner cooperatives and how they uniquely demonstrate what it means to be a cooperative. Dakota Electric Association (DEA) is the second largest electric cooperative in Minnesota and ranked among the 25 largest electric distribution cooperatives in the nation. The co-op’s 200 employees serve more than 100,000 members […]

    Modern demand response system demonstrates potential for statewide expansion

    Co-ops renovate aging infrastructure, invest in modern grid A partnership of two Minnesota electric cooperatives has resulted in the ability to send signals across hundreds of miles to perform activities critical for providing dependable and affordable electricity. The system, known as a demand response management system (DRMS), allows cooperatives to alleviate demand on the electric […]