Great River Energy to use renewable energy

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Great River Energy has issued a request for proposals for the generation of a total of 120 megawatts of renewable energy.

The utility’s request is part of its commitment to meet the Minnesota Renewable Energy Objective.

The company announced in July that it would try to reach the goal of generating 10 percent of its energy needs from renewable resources by 2015.

The company said it expects to need about 500 megawatt of renewable energy to reach the 10 percent goal by 2015.

Great River also announced it expects to start taking power from the 100 megawatt Trimont Area Wind Farm in southwestern Minnesota by the end of 2005.

Great River Energy is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative based in Elk River.

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