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Local solar, local benefits

Our investment in utility-scale solar emphasizes our commitment to customers and communities while we strive for an equitable clean-energy transition.

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in 2020 asked the state's utilities to accelerate planned projects to help kick-start local economies affected by the pandemic. Our three solar projects generate carbon-free energy for customers, boost the tax base of local economies, created local union jobs, contracted with local and diverse suppliers whenever possible, and were built with solar panels from regional manufacturers.

Click on the maps below to learn more about each project.

Minnesota Power’s parent company, ALLETE, has entered an agreement to be acquired by a partnership led by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Global Infrastructure Partners and start the process to become a private company.

This transaction will not change our operations, strategy or shared purpose and values, and it is business as usual for all of us at Minnesota Power. Learn more at