As many Minnesotans prepare for Super Bowl 52, the state’s electric co-ops are also doing their part.
“We’re halting unnecessary maintenance work at our transmission facilities surrounding the metro area,” said Dick Pursley, manager, system operations. “We’re also working with our member cooperatives to ensure reliable service as many of them will have Super Bowl related activities held in their service territories.”
Planning for the Super Bowl at Great River Energy started a few months ago as cooperative members identified a need for ensuring secure and reliable electric service.
Though no Minnesota electric co-op serves the downtown Minneapolis area, many metro area co-ops serve facilities that will be accommodating visitors attending the game and venues hosting other Super Bowl related events the week prior to the game.