Legislative activity

We’re an active participant in the legislative and regulatory process

Great River Energy closely follows all activity related to industry-related issues on behalf of our 28 member owners.

Active at both federal and state levels, we work with industry associations and other stakeholder groups to ensure we can deliver on our triple bottom line commitment of providing affordable rates, reliable energy service and environmental stewardship to our members.

Position statements

Great River Energy has several position statements available to inform stakeholders on key issues.

Minnesota Renewable Energy Integration and Transmission Study

Plan to Reduce Exposure to Greenhouse Gas Regulation

Renewable Energy

Energy Efficiency and Conservation 

Distributed Generation

Metro Waste Recovery

Pending and current EPA regulations

Clean Power Plan

Coal Ash

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

Regional Haze

Clean Water Act Section 316(b): Cooling Water Intake

Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR)

Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS)

Additional Great River Energy fact sheets

Cooperative Difference

2014 member consumer research summary

Solar performance summary

Minnesota legislative resources

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton’s Home Page

Minnesota Legislature Home Page

Minnesota Senate

Minnesota House of Representatives

North Dakota legislative resources

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple’s Home Page

North Dakota Legislature Home Page

Federal legislative resources

The White House/President Barack Obama

United States Senate

United States House of Representatives

Regulatory resources

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

North Dakota Department of Health

Other helpful links

Department of Commerce

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Minnesota Rural Electric Association

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association


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