Key Approvals Advance Great River Energy Portfolio Transition // CEO Column February 2022

Last year, Great River Energy (GRE) announced its plans, along with member-owners and stakeholders, to close Coal Creek Station. As many of you know, plans have evolved in many ways since that first decision was made. Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors and staff are committed to working with GRE to achieve the best outcome […]

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Coal Creek Station Sale // CEO Column September 2021

Great River Energy (GRE), Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative’s wholesale power provider, reached an agreement this summer to sell the Coal Creek Station power plant to Rainbow Energy Center, LLC. The new ownership group plans to develop carbon capture and storage at the plant. The sale of Coal Creek Station averts the plant’s closure, which was scheduled […]

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ECO Act Signed into Law // CEO Column August 2021

A bill led by electric cooperatives to modernize and expand the state’s energy conservation program for utilities was signed into law by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz last month. Receiving strong bipartisan support from both the House and Senate, the Energy Conservation and Optimization (ECO) Act updates and expands the Conservation Improvement Program (CIP). The CIP […]

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Mission, Vision, Values // CEO Column July 2021

To discuss big picture decisions affecting the Cooperative and plan for what the future may hold, Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors holds periodic strategic planning sessions. The directors are joined by Cooperative staff who work together to best prepare the Cooperative for the future. This past May, TWEC held a strategic planning session in […]

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2021-2024 Work Plan // CEO Column June 2021

To provide our members with safe, reliable, and affordable electricity, Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative (TWEC) follows a comprehensive work plan. These work plans are typically four years long and encompass upgrades and maintenance to keep the system running top notch. The Cooperative is currently on the first year of a Four-Year Work Plan that runs from […]

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Storm Safety // CEO Column May 2021

Each May, Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative joins other electric cooperatives across the country in recognizing National Electrical Safety Month. It is also a convenient time to review ways to keep yourself and your family safe during the upcoming spring and summer storm season. Severe storms often strike with little warning and have the potential to cause […]

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