Energy Mix

Focused on reliability and sustainablility.

The power you receive comes from a mix of coal, water and wind, demonstrating our commitment to balancing affordable power with environmental goals. In fact, you receive one of the higher amounts of renewable energy in the nation.

Additionally, your cooperative's wholesale power supplier, Minnkota Power Cooperative, has invested significantly in environmental upgrades at its coal power plants resulting in drastically reduced emission, including:
  • SO2 reduction of 96%
  • NOx reduction of 56%
Occasionally, members inquire about solar energy and the pros and cons of this variable energy resource. To help separate fact from fiction, Red River Valley Co-op Power installed a 4.2 kilowatt AC solar array at our Halstad warehouse. You can view more information about the project, including real-time production by clicking on Solar Demo.
Red River Valley Co-op Power energy resource pie chart
Red River Valley Co-op Power energy generation map