Legislative and regulatory activity

We’re an active participant in the legislative and regulatory process

Great River Energy closely follows all activity related to industry-related issues on behalf of our 28 member owners.

Active at both federal and state levels, we work with industry associations and other stakeholder groups to ensure we can deliver on our triple bottom line commitment of providing affordable rates, reliable energy service and environmental stewardship to our members.

Position statements

Great River Energy has several position statements available to inform stakeholders on key issues.

Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule

Renewable energy

Energy efficiency and conservation 

Distributed generation

Grid reliability and resilience pricing

Pending and current EPA regulations

Coal ash

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)

Clean water act section 316(b): Cooling water intake

Mercury and air toxics standard (MATS)

Additional Great River Energy fact sheets

Great River Energy fact sheet 2019

Beneficial electrification

Cooperative difference

Grid modernization initiative

Solar performance summary

Minnesota legislative resources

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton’s home page

Minnesota Legislature home page

Minnesota Senate

Minnesota House of Representatives

North Dakota legislative resources

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum’s home page

North Dakota Legislature home page

Federal legislative resources

The White House

United States Senate

United States House of Representatives

Regulatory resources

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

North Dakota Department of Health

Other helpful links

Department of Commerce

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Minnesota Rural Electric Association

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

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