As parts of the United States struggled to maintain electric service during a historic cold snap, Minnesota’s cooperatives went to great lengths to ensure their members had the energy they needed. Electricity is responsible for a long list of conveniences of modern life: a charged phone, hot coffee, air conditioning, television. But, when the temperature drops below zero, dependable energy is also a matter of safety. Historic cold weather across the country in mid-February drove […]
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Valuing diversity means creating an environment that respects and includes differences, recognizes unique contributions of individuals, and maximizes the potential of all employees. As a result of regularly demonstrating these values through its culture of inclusion, Great River Energy received a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). […]
Great River Energy had a historic year for safety in 2020, recording the lowest injury rates in its 21-year history. As employees take on new projects in 2021, they are encouraged to learn from good catches and near misses to continuously improve the safety culture. Great River Energy’s remarkable safety scores are particularly impressive given […]
Imagine an electric system so resilient it can withstand 94 mile-per-hour winds, ice and severe weather to keep electricity reliable during even the worst storm. Great River Energy is piloting such a project in Federated Rural Electric Association’s service territory. The southwest part of Minnesota, where Federated Rural Electric Association is located, is the area […]
As Minnesota relies more on renewable forms of energy such as wind and solar, some members are wondering: Will my power stay reliable? Electric cooperatives depend on electricity around the clock which is why Great River Energy always requires access to diverse power sources. In addition to a portfolio that includes 10 power plants and […]