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    Great River Energy named to ‘Co-op 100’ list

    Great River Energy came in at No. 61 in National Cooperative Bank’s recently released NCB 100® listing of the nation’s top 100 revenue-earning cooperative businesses. Cooperatives exist in a cross-section of sectors including agriculture, grocery, hardware and lumber, finance, energy and communications, housing, and recreation. These co-ops provide over 2 million jobs and create more […]

    Co-ops get $3.1B in USDA loans to improve systems

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently approved $3.1 billion in rural infrastructure loans for 45 electric cooperatives — two of which are Great River Energy member-owner cooperatives — that will improve service to more than 1.4 million homes and businesses. The Rural Utilities Service loans and loan guarantees will go to projects in 25 […]

    Great River Energy signs on to South Dakota wind project

    Agreement will add 200 megawatts of renewable capacity to cooperative’s portfolio Great River Energy has signed a power purchase agreement for 200 megawatts (MW) of wind energy from a project in Deuel County, South Dakota. Through an agreement with Invenergy, a Midwest-based developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions, Great River Energy will supply its […]

    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 […]