Wind Request for Proposals

Minnesota Power is seeking proposals for up to 400 megawatts of wind energy

Minnesota Power, a utility division of ALLETE Inc. is submitting a Request for Proposals (RFP) for up to 400 megawatts of wind energy located in MISO Local Resource Zone 1 to come online by 2027 that can provide customers with reliable energy that will help the company and state meet carbon free goals in the coming decades.

This request is part of Minnesota Power's EnergyForward vision and bold next steps for a sustainable path to a carbon-free energy future that is centered on Minnesota Power's commitment to the climate, customers, and communities.

The RFP strives to maximize customer and transmission resource benefits including preferences for wind projects using diverse bidders and domestically sourced materials, and requirements for using local prevailing, wage, local labor for construction and permanent staffing, and the development of apprenticeship programs.

News Release

RFP Notices and Documents

Minnesota Power Wind RFP 2024 (pdf)
Minnesota Power Wind RFP 2024 O&M Addendum 01 (pdf)
Attachment A - RFP Bidder Forms (xlsx)
Attachment B - Minnesota Power Model Wind PPA (docx)
Attachment C - Term Sheet for the BOT Wind Resource (docx)
Attachment D - Wind Technical Specifications (PDF)
Attachment E - Mutual Non Disclosure Agreement (docx)

Bidders Questions

Questions will only be addressed through 5 p.m. CST on March 28, 2024. Please check back regularly for questions and answers.

Bidder Questions WE 2/16/2024
Bidder Questions WE 2/23/2024
Bidder Questions WE 3/1/2024
Bidder Questions WE 3/8/2024

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