NCE'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). Twenty-eight percent of the energy we receive is from hydro-electric power from dams along the Missouri River delivered by WAPA. Great River Energy and Southern Minnesota Energy Cooperative's energy portfolio is more diverse and can be seen in the charts to the right.
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 2020 breakdown can be found above.
Great River Energy's Energy Mix
Over the past several years, one of our wholesale power providers, Great River Energy, has begun to transition from an energy mix heavily reliant on coal to one that that is transforming into more renewable energy sources. Great River Energy has taken huge strides in transforming our electricity portfolio.