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    Celebrate the co-op difference

    It seems to be a recent fad for every type of food to have its own day of celebration—National Cheesecake Day, National Spaghetti Day—or even an entire month (looking at you, pizza), but Co-op Month has been nationally recognized since October 1964. The celebration’s roots trace back even further to 1948, when Minnesota was the […]

    Meeker offers members broadband service

    In the same way electric cooperatives turned the lights on for rural residents in the 1930s, they are now better connecting their communities to the world with broadband service. Meeker Cooperative Light and Power Association, headquartered in Lichtfield, Minnesota, is the latest Great River Energy member-owner cooperative to bring high-speed internet to its members. The […]

    Gov. Walz stresses role of co-ops in big electric vehicle plans

    Great River Energy’s leadership in electrifying the economy—specifically its focus on electric vehicles (EVs)—was recognized in September as Great River Energy’s David Saggau and David Ranallo were invited to join Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz as he stressed the importance of EVs to achieve Minnesota’s environmental goals. Plans announced by Gov. Walz’s are expected to result […]

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

    National Cooperative Bank recently released its annual NCB Co-op 100®, listing the nation’s top 100 revenue-earning cooperative businesses, of which Great River Energy ranked No. 55. “The theme for co-op month this year is ‘Co-ops: By the Community, For the Community,’” said Charles E. Snyder, president and CEO of NCB. “Cooperatives are unique because they […]

    Utilities launch transmission grid study

    The CapX2020 utilities have announced their plan to study the transmission system that serves the Upper Midwest to identify system improvements and infrastructure upgrades that may be needed to achieve the ambitious 2050 carbon reduction goals established or proposed by utilities and policymakers. The CapX2050 Transmission Vision Study will look at maintaining a safe, reliable […]