Renewable energy comes from natural resources that are constantly being replenished: wind, the sun and water. They produce fewer emissions than other power sources, plus they’re efficient, reliable and increasingly cost-effective.
Because of these benefits we’ve been transitioning our portfolio—meeting Minnesota’s standards of 25% renewable energy in 2017—8 years ahead of the requirement. And to continue providing people with better power, we’re adding more renewables.
Wind is an abundant resource in the Midwest and it makes up a large part of our
wind projects in
Minnesota, North Dakota and Iowa that we purchase power from.
energy is produced from those 6 projects.
kilowatts of wind energy powers our Platinum LEED certified headquarters facility in Maple Grove.
Capturing energy from the sun and making it usable in people’s everyday lives. Between 2014 and 2015, we started building solar installations to growing our renewables portfolio and learn about solar technology. Then, we applied our knowledge to build more installations for the communities we serve. Along with our member-owner cooperatives, we’ve constructed:
solar installations, including one in our own front yard.
kilowatts of solar energy installations in Minnesota.
megawatts of solar energy through the Dickinson Solar Project for Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association.
Wellspring Energy Programs: An easy, affordable
way to get cleaner energy
Homeowners and businessowners have opportunities to buy additional solar or wind energy for a
nominal monthly fee. Help support renewable energy development and reduce our community’s
dependence on non-renewable energy sources, all without sacrificing reliability.
Get more information and sign up by contacting your cooperative.
Providing reliability as we transition to a primarily renewable portfolio mix.