Goodhue County Coop News
Annual Meeting is Almost Here!
Make plans to attend Your Cooperative's 81st Annual Meeting
Saturday March 17th!
Enjoy Dad's Belgian Waffles 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
followed by the business meeting.
Electric Car-aoke to Debut at Twin Cities Auto Show
Is an electric vehicle for you? Find out at the Electric Room!
Minneapolis (March 2, 2018) — Goodhue County Cooperative Electric is proud to welcome auto enthusiasts to the Electric Room at the 45th Annual Twin Cities Auto Show held March 10-18, 2018, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Electric Room will feature the latest technology in plug-in electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and debut Electric Car-aoke – a Chevrolet Bolt EV version of the viral hit Carpool Karaoke.
“Today, it is possible for electric vehicles to go farther for far less,” said David Ranallo, manager of member services and marketing at Great River Energy. “With the evolution of battery and charging technology, owning and driving an electric vehicle is easier and more affordable than ever before.”
At this year’s Auto Show, electric and hybrid vehicles are growing beyond the Electric Room. The “Mitsubishi Minnesota Mile,” an indoor test track featuring the newest fuel-efficient Mitsubishi crossovers will make its world premiere, including the 74 MPGe Outlander PHEV electric hybrid. At this experience, visitors can ride with a professional driver across a test track that features Minnesota’s two seasons: winter and road construction.
The Electric Room this year is powered by Plug Into MN – a campaign that launched in the fall of 2017 to promote awareness around the places, experiences and adventures that are possible for electric vehicle owners thanks to the expansion of charging stations around the state. These charging stations along the I-35 corridor and Highway 61 make up the first electrified highway in Minnesota, allowing electric vehicle owners to drive from the Twin Cities to Lutsen and visit all of the destinations in between. Electric co-ops are excited to be a part of future electrification of corridors in MN.
To celebrate the state’s first electric corridor being complete, Minnesota electric cooperatives are offering a North Shore getaway sweepstakes. Participants could win an electric Minnesota road trip, including a Tesla rental car, two-night stay at Larsmont Cottages on Lake Superior and the cost of meals.
With our program Revolt, members of electric cooperatives are also able to charge their electric vehicle with 100% renewable energy, for the lifetime of their vehicle, at no additional charge.
To enter, visit www.plugintomn.com or visit the Electric Room at the Auto Show.
Also in the Electric Room, talk to MN Plug-In Vehicles Owners members about:
- What it’s like to drive an electric car every day
- How a vehicle can be powered 100 percent by wind through Great River Energy’s Revolt program, offered to electric vehicle owners who are members of its 28 member cooperatives
- How and where to charge a vehicle with renewables
- Electric vehicles available today on the market in Minnesota
For more information about this year’s Twin Cities Auto Show — including ticket prices, hours, exhibit details and more — visit twincitiesautoshow.com.
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Visit the Outage Center page (tab at the top) and click on the SIGN UP link to register your account and phone for outage texting! You will be able to enter the word Outage along with a keyword and send it via text to 55050 to report an outage. That's it. No phone call to make, just a simple message and dispatch will be alerted. Make sure you read the instructions (along the left hand side) while you are signing up. You need to register your account number, phone number, and a keyword (such as 'home' or 'farm') in order for the feature to work properly.
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