Great River Energy and Things to Know
Cooperatives: There are a total of 28 cooperatives that belong to Great River Energy.
Consumers: There are 580,000 member/consumer accounts or about 1.5 million people, at an average of 7.0 consumers per mile. Steele-Waseca Cooperative Electric has 4.0 consumers per mile.
Distribution Line: Total distribution line in all 28 cooperatives service areas is 82,718 miles.
Employees: There are a total of 700 employees in Great River Energy and Coal Creek.
Headquarters: Great River Energy is located at 17845 East Highway 10, P.O. Box 800, Elk River, MN 55330-0800. www.GreatRiverEnergy.com
MW – MW= Mega-Watt & 1 Mega-Watt equals 10,000/100 watt light bulbs
Tours – Over 4,000 members tour The Coal Creek Station and Falkirk Mine per year.
|Coal Creek Station||Underwood, ND Unit 1-79 / Unit 2-801116 MW||1116 MW|
|Including the +-400 VDC Line to Mpls.||436 Miles|
|ND – 1966||188 MW|
|Genoa||3 La Crosse, WI||171 MW|
|MN – peaking plant 2001||423 MW|
|MN – peaking plant 2001||528 MW|
|Elk River Station||Elk River, MN||35 MW|
|St. Bonifacius||St. Bonifacius, MN – peaking plant||20MW|
|Maple Lake||Maple Lake, MN||19 MW|
|Cambridge||Cambridge, MN||20 MW|
|Throughout Minnesota||18 MW|
|Power purchased from the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA)||100 MW|