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Friday, August 6, 2021

St. Paul – Yesterday, State Representative Tim Miller (17A) joined Benson Mayor Terry Collins, City Administrator Rob Wolfington, and Economic Development Director Hillary Tweed on a tour of the new Red Rock Hydroelectric facility in Pelli, Iowa. The 50-megawatt system provides electricity to communities in North and South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota. The plant is owned by Missouri River Energy Services based in Sioux Falls, SD (MRES).

Representative Miller said, “I would like to thank MRES for the informative tour. Hydroelectric is truly affordable clean renewable energy and I fully support it. This was a massive project that will not only serve energy needs but has also been an economic benefit to the region. I would like to see projects like this in Minnesota.”

The Red Rock Hydroelectric Plant project took eleven years of planning and engineering and four years to construct. It cost $365 million to build.

For more information about the Red Rock Hydroelectric facility, please see the following link: