GRDA’s thermal-generation facility transformed the Authority from a small, northeastern Oklahoma hydroelectricity producer, to a major electricity supplier for the region. Its completion nearly tripled GRDA’s total generation capabilities while nearly tripling the number of employees as well.
Meeting rigid government environmental standards is a top priority at the GREC. The facility is equipped with extensive pollution control equipment and also serves as an informal wildlife sanctuary. The GREC cooling ponds provide food and rest for thousands of migratory waterfowl while deer and other wildlife can also be seen on the grounds. No hunting is allowed on the site.
Grand River Energy Center
8142 Hwy 412B
PO Box 609
Chouteau, OK 74337-0609
Charles J. Barney, P.E. Assistant General Manager of Fuel and Generation Projects
Steve Anderson Assistant General Manager of GREC Operations