Simply put, a cooperative is owned and operated by the members it serves. And members of the cooperative work together for a common goal.
Great River Energy is wholesale power cooperative; our member-owners are 28 Minnesota electric distribution cooperatives. Individuals and businesses are members of those distribution cooperatives based on their geographic location.
As a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, we are a part of a nationwide alliance made of more than 750 electric cooperatives in 46 states. Electric cooperatives were established to provide electricity to rural America, and now make up the largest electric utility network in the nation.