Renewable Energy

  • CEO’s Message – July 2022

    Economic Impact of Rising Generation Costs
    Last month I wrote about energy demand and the potential for temporary power outages in Minnesota this…

  • Plug Into Minnesota

    June 6, 2022
    Charge Up and Head Out for Adventure
    Planning Minnesota road trip adventures while driving electric has never been easier.

    A growing network…

  • Clean energy, new tech driving big changes to electricity

    March 18, 2022

    You don’t notice it when you plug in your toaster or charge your phone, but the way electricity is produced…

  • CEO’s Message – February 2022

    Power Supply Updates at Great River Energy
    In August, I shared news of the pending sale of Great River Energy’s (GRE) Coal Creek…

  • CEO’s Message – January 2022

    2022 Cooperative Rates Remain Stable
    As we put 2021 behind us, much uncertainty remains. The pandemic continues, the country is facing ongoing supply…

  • Powering You Through: The Past and The Future

    December 23, 2021

    Today you can flip a switch and the lights come on, but that wasn’t always the case. Not that long…

  • The Evolution of Electricity

    December 6, 2021

    The power supply mix that brings electricity to your home, business or farm has evolved. Coal-fired power plants — once…

  • How the Grid Works

    September 10, 2021


    Whenever you flip a switch, plug in your phone or open your refrigerator,…

  • CEO’s Message – August 2021

    Power Supply Transformation Continues
    Great River Energy (GRE), Stearns Electric Association’s wholesale power provider, recently announced an agreement to sell Coal Creek Station…