Coal Creek Station

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.

Controlled Loads
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.

Power Stations: Great River Energy owns and operates these Power Stations:
Coal Creek StationUnderwood, ND Unit 1-79 / Unit 2-801116 MW1116 MW
Including the +-400 VDC Line to Mpls.436 Miles
Stanton Station
ND – 1966188 MW
Genoa3 La Crosse, WI171 MW
Pleasant Valley
MN – peaking plant 2001423 MW
Lakefield Junction
MN – peaking plant 2001528 MW
Elk River Station
Elk River, MN35 MW
St. BonifaciusSt. Bonifacius, MN – peaking plant20MW
Maple LakeMaple Lake, MN19 MW
CambridgeCambridge, MN20 MW
Wind Energy
Throughout Minnesota18 MW
Power purchased from the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA)100 MW