Nobles Cooperative Electric's Energy Mix
Have you ever wondered where your energy comes from? Nobles Cooperative Electric purchases power from Great River Energy, Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative (formerly Alliant) and Western Area Power Administration (WAPA). Almost 25 percent of the energy we receive is from hydro-electric power from dams along the Missouri River delivered by WAPA. The remaining 3.34 percent of the power we receive is from our 2.1 MW wind turbine that was installed in 2008. Great River Energy and Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative's energy portfolio is more diverse and can be seen in the charts to the right.
Great River Energy's Energy Mix
One of our wholesale power providers, Great River Energy, has committed to having 50 percent of energy come from renewable sources by 2030. The graph above represents a breakdown of their 2017 fuel mix.
Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative's Energy Mix
Nobles Cooperative Electric was one of 12 electric cooperative that banded together to form the Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative, which purchased the Minnesota electric distribution assets of Alliant Energy in the summer of 2015. This is the first time in electric co-op history that a group of cooperatives worked together to buy out the territory of another electric utility. Their 2017 breakdown can be found above.