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    Employees pitch in on Habitat for Humanity build

    Great River Energy employees recently dedicated 552 hours of volunteer time to help build a Habitat for Humanity home in Hugo, Minnesota. “We had 71 volunteers participating in the build over the week,” said Dave Kempf, manager of transmission planning engineering at Great River Energy. “This is a great support of our local, cooperative community […]

    Dakota Electric dedicates sun-tracking solar facility

    Dakota Electric Association (DEA) members are now receiving more electricity from the sun through a new 2-megawatt solar facility built specifically for the cooperative’s members. ENGIE, a multinational electric utility company, built and owns the solar facility on behalf of Great River Energy. Through a power purchase contract with GRE, DEA purchases all the solar […]

    More industries using electricity in innovative ways

    Electricity has evolved from its humble beginnings as a tool used to create light in a dark room to now serving as the backbone for many industries that have discovered how to use it in increasingly innovative ways. It’s used by breweries to keep a consistent temperature on their batches of beer; by pork farms […]

    Week of Service brings employees, communities together

    Employees proudly represented Great River Energy at several nonprofit organizations June 17-20 as part of the cooperative’s third-annual Week of Service. The volunteer event had employees rolling up their sleeves and lending a hand in Minnesota and North Dakota communities. Volunteers in Minnesota cleaned the visitor center and weeded gardens at the historic Oliver Kelley […]

    Co-ops weigh in at Senate clean energy panel

    Eric Olsen, Great River Energy’s vice president and general counsel, was invited to Capitol Hill by the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis to participate in a meeting with other electric utility leaders to discuss the challenges they face in transitioning toward cleaner energy resources. The meeting, chaired by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), […]