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    The birds are back in town

    The Great River Energy peregrine falcons have returned their nesting box. Brooklyn, the male, has returned to the Elk River, Minn., site for a fifth consecutive year. The female, Breezy, new to the nesting box in 2018 has also returned. She fledged from a nest box in Oak Park Heights, Minn., in 2015. Brooklyn and […]

    Co-ops work together to restore system after Winter Storm Wesley

    When Winter Storm Wesley ripped through southern Minnesota on April 11, crews from Great River Energy, neighboring utilities and member-owner cooperatives got to work clearing fallen poles from roads, setting new poles, stringing wire and bringing the power back to the more than 8,300 end-use members who experienced an outage. All of the substations Great […]

    $15 million of patronage capital returned to members

    When a member pays an electric bill to a cooperative, those dollars remain in the community served by the co-op. When a cooperative experiences financial success, they return cash to members. This process, known as returning patronage capital, is one of the things that makes cooperatives unique. For the first time in its history, Great […]

    Member Moment: McLeod Cooperative Power Association

    “Member Moment” highlights one of Great River Energy’s member-owner cooperatives and how they uniquely demonstrate what it means to be a cooperative. In 1935, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order No. 7037 establishing the Rural Electrification Administration. Within the year, loan applications from farmer-based cooperatives made rural electrification a possibility. McLeod Cooperative Power Association (MCPA) was […]

    Stay away from downed power lines: April storm devastates power line system

    Yesterday’s snow and ice caused widespread destruction on the powerline system, leaving thousands of electric cooperative members without power. With more than 323 transmission line structures down on their system and 15 substations without power, Great River Energy, wholesale power supplier 28 member-owner cooperatives, asks for patience and urges the public to beware of downed […]