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Statement from Commerce Commissioner Steve Kelley regarding Great River Energy’s acceleration of changes toward additional reliance on wind and renewables

5/7/2020 8:16:32 AM

For Immediate Release

SAINT PAUL, MN – Great River Energy, Minnesota’s second-largest electricity provider, announced today a series of decisions intended to result in cost savings for 700,000 electricity customers within their network, a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and new jobs in Minnesota.

Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Steve Kelley issues the following statement.

“The decisions announced today by Great River Energy demonstrate a strong commitment to reliability, affordability and environmental stewardship.

We are pleased to learn that Minnesota’s Great River Energy will reduce its carbon emissions 95% from 2005 by 2023.

Minnesotans are pioneers of a strong clean energy economy, creating jobs and preserving the most valued aspects of our environment for generations to come.

Minnesota is grateful to Great River Energy and their member co-ops for the substantial reduction in emissions and the commitment to building renewable energy in Minnesota.

We look forward to working with Great River Energy and their continued efforts to keep Minnesota electricity clean and support local energy jobs.”

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The Minnesota Department of Commerce oversees more than 20 regulated industries, ensuring that Minnesota businesses are strong and Minnesota consumers are protected. Our mission is to protect the public interest, advocate for Minnesota consumers, ensure a strong, competitive and fair marketplace, strengthen the state’s economic future and serve as a trusted public resource for consumers and businesses. Learn more at mn.gov/commerce.

Media Contact:
Minnesota Department of Commerce
Brian Strub, Assistant Director of Communications
brian.strub@state.mn.us
651-539-1464

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