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    Great River Energy aids in Heartview’s recovery expansion

    As alcohol and drug addiction has risen – doubling in the past five years – so has the need for additional treatment services and space at the Heartview Foundation in North Dakota. To help meet the growing demand for treatment facilities, Great River Energy donated $50,000 to the Heartview Foundation’s capital campaign. The donated funds […]

    New process collects high-value ash

    Originally designed to solely produce electricity, Coal Creek Station is now integral to the production of several products as the center of an energy park. Together with Boral Resources, Coal Creek Station is now processing Micron3, an ultrafine ash separated from the plant’s fly ash. “This specialized product is used in high strength, low permeability […]

    Member Moment: Meeker 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. Meeker Cooperative’s year of incorporation alone—1935—suggests it holds a storied history, which the electric co-op delivers on and continues to add to year after year. The co-op was chosen by the Rural Electric […]

    Substation cleaned of ashes, soot following Northern Metals fire

    When black smoke settled over the Northern Metals facility in Becker, Minnesota, the smog hovered for almost a week. Nearby, Great River Energy’s Liberty Substation was so covered in smog that employees couldn’t perform a visual inspection of the substation equipment due to health concerns. Most of the substation had to be de-energized as a […]

    Fourth solar project producing power for Dakota Electric members

    Dakota Electric Association members are receiving more electricity from the sun through a new 3-megawatt solar facility built specifically for the cooperative’s members. The 15-acre solar site, south of Farmington, Minnesota, is expected to have a 25-year life and will produce enough electricity to power about 600 average homes. The 10,368 panels will produce more […]