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Latest Stories

    Plant closure, renewable plans detailed at industry event

    During a recent conference hosted by a North Dakota energy group, Great River Energy President and Chief Executive Officer David Saggau detailed the economic reasons behind Great River Energy’s decision to shut down its Coal Creek Station power plant. Saggau informed the membership of the Lignite Energy Council about plans to shut down the Underwood, […]

    By members, for members

    Member-owned, nonprofit and democratically governed cooperatives are uniquely suited to serve suburban and rural communities as well as critical industries If you’ve ever traveled up north, visited a cabin or farm, gone camping or otherwise left town, there is a good chance you ventured into the parts of Minnesota served by electric cooperatives. “Co-ops tend […]

    Member Moment: North Itasca Electric Cooperative

    “Member Moment” highlights one of Great River Energy’s member-owner cooperatives and how it uniquely demonstrates what it means to be a cooperative. North Itasca Electric Cooperative may be small in terms of the number of member-consumers it serves, but is mighty in its ability to provide reliable, affordable electric service to its unique membership. North […]

    Clean Grid Alliance honors co-op’s leadership, innovation

    Great River Energy was recently presented with a Leadership and Innovation Award by a Cooperative Electric Utility by Clean Grid Alliance (CGA). CGA noted Great River Energy’s “track record of success,” including “clean energy and carbon reduction, adopting renewables, electrification, leading on building new transmission through the CapX2020 initiative, working on long-duration energy storage, service […]

    Connexus Energy breaks ground on new solar project

    Connexus Energy, one of Great River Energy’s 28 member-owner cooperatives, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on its 3-megawatt solar project in Baldwin Township, Minnesota. Those involved with the building and permitting of Sunflower I – Baldwin Renewable Station, attended the ceremony, including representatives from Connexus Energy, Baldwin Township, City […]