About Us

Minnesota Power is a utility company based in Duluth, Minn., and is owned by ALLETE, Inc. , a provider of affordable, reliable energy services in the Upper Midwest. Other ALLETE  businesses include U.S. Water Services ; Superior Water, Light & Power ; ALLETE Clean Energy ; ALLETE Renewable Resources; and BNI Energy .

General Information

Service territory:
We provide electricity in a 26,000-square-mile service area in northeastern Minnesota.
Employees:
About 1,200
Customers:
We serve about 145,000 residential and commercial customers, 16 municipalities and some of the nation’s largest industrial customers.
Transmission
and distribution lines:
500 kV: 8 miles
345 kV: 29 miles
250 kV: 465 miles
230 kV: 632 miles
161 kV: 43 miles
138 kV: 128 miles
115 kV: 1,221 miles
Less than 115 kV: 6,216 miles
Substations:
164

Generation Facilities

Coal:
Boswell Energy Center, Taconite Harbor Energy Center
Biomass and coal:
Hibbard Renewable Energy Center
Biomass, coal & hydro:
Rapids Energy Center
Wind:
Taconite Ridge Energy Center, Bison Wind Energy Center
Hydro:
Thomson, Fond du Lac, Scanlon, Knife Falls, Pillager, Sylvan, Little Falls, Blanchard, Prairie River, Winton
Natural Gas:
Laskin Energy Center