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Agricultural regions of REA’s service territory tend to have high seasonal loads from grain dryers. This image shows grain bins in one of these regions. Photo by Runestone Electric Association.
For REA, GRE and other Midwest utilities exploring green ammonia applications, intriguing possibilities exist for collaboration with agricultural entities and fertilizer companies on ammonia production, storage, transport and use.

Al Haman

Al Haman ([email protected]) is CEO of Runestone Electric Association (REA), an electric distribution cooperative serving 15,000 accounts in rural Douglas, Pope and Grant counties in west central Minnesota. Prior to joining REA, he was CEO of STAR Energy Services from 1999 to 2020 and an electrical engineer at Otter Tail Power from 1991 to 1999. He is a graduate of North Dakota State University and a registered professional engineer in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.