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    Florence recovery: Co-op power restoration means all hands on deck

    For electric co-ops in the path of Hurricane Florence, the process of restoring power to hundreds of thousands of consumer-members was the ultimate team effort. While the flashing lights of bucket trucks and digger-derricks along wet roads are hard to miss, every lineworker and tree trimmer working in the mud and muck to remove debris […]

    Stanton Station safely imploded

    After more than a year spent dismantling, recycling and disposing of equipment and materials at Stanton Station, the structure of the retired power plant was imploded on Oct. 11. “This was a solemn, historic event for Great River Energy,” said Great River Energy Vice President and Chief Generation Officer Rick Lancaster. “For more than 50 years, […]

    Sparking an interest in energy careers

    Students and community members learned about electrifying careers on Oct. 11 at Great River Energy’s Elk River campus as part of a career expo event. Employees from relaying, telecommunications, information technology, substation apparatus, system operations and more participated in the event. Anoka Technical College, Dakota County Technical College and Metropolitan State College also sent representatives […]

    Severe storms cause major damage, outages

    A line of severe thunderstorms damaged several Great River Energy, Xcel Energy and ITC transmission lines in the Faribault and Owatonna, Minn., areas in late September, causing widespread outages. Two Great River Energy transmission lines were affected by the storm, which damaged 20 structures along the Valley Grove tap 69-kilovolt transmission line. Great River Energy, […]

    Priti Patel elected to North Central Electrical League

    Great River Energy’s Vice President and Chief Transmission Officer Priti Patel was recently elected to the North Central Electrical League’s board of directors in August. The North Central Electrical League discusses current trends and issues facing the Upper Midwest electrical industry. “NCEL is an association focused on the Midwestern states and brings together members from […]