Environment

Complex challenges

Since we began serving our members more than 40 years ago, we have placed a high priority on environmental stewardship. This is part of our mission and it always has been.  

In an era of growing demand for electricity and a heightened awareness of the environment, today's electric utilities find themselves in a unique position as power providers and protectors of the environment. Our commitment to the environment goes hand in hand with our compliance with governmental regulations concerning the environment, health and safety in the interest of protecting our member communities, their consumers and the general public.

MRES Environmental Stewardship and Power Supply

Energy for tomorrow

Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) and our members have long enjoyed a balanced energy supply, nearly half of which is renewable hydropower. Coal-fired generation comprises most of the remaining half. However, in recent years, our generating portfolio has grown more diverse with the addition of natural gas and wind energy resources along with an increasingly aggressive program to realize energy efficiency and reduce the growth rate of our peak demand.

Here are a few other ways we're responding to the environmental challenges facing our industry and that of our nation: