Renewable Energy

  • 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…

  • CEO’s Message – July 2021

    Minnesota Passes Eco Act: New Law Demonstrates that Smart Electrification Benefits Consumers, the Environment
    A bill led by electric cooperatives to modernize and…

  • What is Beneficial Electrification?

    March 7, 2021

    If you’re like most Americans, you’re interested in saving money on energy costs and might also be interested in doing…

  • CEO’s Message – August 2020

    Pandemic Updates and Battery Storage
    Stearns Electric Association has been operating in a medium pandemic response since mid-March. We are entering our sixth…

  • CEO’s Message – June 2020

    Changes to Our Wholesale Power Supply
    In early May, Stearns Electric Association’s power supplier, Great River Energy, announced plans to transform its power…

  • Members have clean energy options

    June 16, 2020

    You want to add more renewable energy? So do we. Working with Stearns Electric Association can help you achieve your…