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Company Overview of Great River Energy

Company Overview

Great River Energy, a not-for-profit electric cooperative, generates and transmits electricity in Minnesota and Wisconsin. It provides wholesale electric services to 28 member distribution cooperatives that are engaged in the retail sale of electricity to member consumers. The company generates electricity through the coal, biomass, natural gas, fuel oil, wind energy, refuse-derived fuel, and hydropower plants. It owns and operates 12 power plants with a generation capacity of approximately 3,500 megawatts, as well as approximately 4,600 miles of transmission lines; and owns or partly owns approximately 100 transmission substations. The company’s member cooperatives distributed electricity t...

12300 Elm Creek Boulevard

Maple Grove, MN 55369

United States

880 Employees





Key Executives for Great River Energy

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer and Vice President
Chief Information Officer and Vice President
Vice President and General Counsel
Treasurer and Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Great River Energy Key Developments

Great River Energy Signs 200-Megawatt Seasonal Exchange with Manitoba Hydro

Great River Energy signed a 200-megawatt seasonal diversity exchange with Manitoba Hydro of Winnipeg, extending a 150-megawatt arrangement that has been in place between the two utilities since 1995. The new agreement runs until 2030. The new agreement with Manitoba Hydro helps continue that trend. The diversity exchange means Manitoba Hydro will provide 200 megawatts of renewable hydroelectric capacity to Great River Energy in the summer to meet its energy needs, while Great River Energy will provide Manitoba Hydro with 200 megawatts of capacity during the winter.

Great River Energy to Sell Coal-Drying Technology to Tangshan Shenzhou Manufacturing Co

Great River Energy will sell its coal-drying technology to Tangshan Shenzhou Manufacturing Co. under a 10-year deal. The license agreement gives Tangshan exclusivity to sell the DryFining technology to power plants in China. The technology was developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy and is one of a limited number of DOE projects that have been commercialized.

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