2024 Rate Proposal

We filed an electric rate proposal with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) as we continue the transition to a resilient clean-energy future through our EnergyForward strategy. The rate proposal supports our delivery of safe and reliable electricity to customers as we invest in a sustainable carbon-free future for the region and the state.

Rates are set through a transparent process with the MPUC that regulates investor-owned electric utilities in the state. The 12-18-month process includes opportunities for public input and participation, and multiple public hearings where customers can speak to an administrative law judge overseeing the process. The MPUC also accepts written comments on its website at We also encourage customers to give feedback directly to us by emailing

May 2024: Notice of Public Hearings

Administrative Law Judge Kimberly Middendorf has scheduled public hearings so that customers may have an opportunity to present their views regarding Minnesota Power’s recently filed retail rate case (MPUC Docket No. E015/GR-23-155). Any Minnesota Power customer or other person may attend or provide comments at the hearings. You are invited to comment on the adequacy and quality of Minnesota Power’s service, the level of rates or other related matters. You do not need to be represented by an attorney.

Date Time Location  
Monday, May 20, 2024 1:00 p.m. Little Falls, MN Morrison County Govt. Board Room
213 1st Ave SE
7:00 p.m. Cohasset, MN Cohasset Community Center
305 NW 1st Avenue
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 10:00 a.m. Eveleth, MN Range Recreation Civic Center
901 Hat Trick Ave
2:00 p.m. Hermantown, MN AAD Shrine Meeting & Event Center
5152 Miller Trunk Hwy
7:00 p.m. Cloquet, MN U of M Forestry Center
175 University Rd
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 10:00 a.m. Virtual Only
Meeting number (access code): 2492 688 9582
Meeting password: bgUKT6paE82

Bad weather? To find out if a meeting is canceled, call 1-855-731-6208.

Free bus transportation to Hermantown hearing

A Voyageur school bus is scheduled to arrive at the Duluth Transportation Center (parking on Michigan Street – not pulling into the center) at 1:30 p.m. and depart at 1:40 p.m. for the AAD Shrine Event Center in Hermantown on May 21. There will be a sign in the bus indicating it is going to the Shrine Event Center public hearing.

Accessibility accommodations

If you need any reasonable accommodation to enable you to fully participate in these public hearings (i.e., sign language or foreign language interpreter, wheelchair accessibility, or large-print materials) please contact the Office of Administrative Hearings at 651-361-7834 one week in advance of the hearing.

Customers with hearing or speech disabilities may call through Minnesota Relay 1-800-627-3529 or 7-1-1.

The MPUC welcomes your comments on the requested rate increase

A comment is a statement of your opinion about any issue that the MPUC is making a decision on in a docket. Your comments will be part of the case record and are public information that can be read by anyone. Please do not include any personal information that you do not want to be public.

You can submit comments through May 30, 2024. Comments received after the comment period closes may or may not be considered in the MPUC’s final decision.

Visit where you will find a list of ways to comment on docket 23-155.

To comment by email

Send your comments to and reference docket 23-155

To comment by US mail

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission
121 7th Place East, Suite #350
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101

Be sure to reference docket 23-155

To send comments by fax

651-297-7073 and reference docket 23-155

Important: Comments can be viewed by the public on the MPUC’s Web site, except in limited circumstances consistent with the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act. The MPUC does not edit or delete personal identifying information from submissions.

For assistance in submitting comments, or if you have questions, contact the Commission’s Consumer Affairs Office at:

Phone: 651-296-0406 or 800-657-3782


Dec. 7 2023: MPUC approved interim rates.

News Release

Public Hearings

Interim Rates


Rate Proposal Filing Documents

Jennifer J. Cady
Rate Case Overview

Joshua D. Taran
Capital Structure and Cost of Capital

Ann E. Bulkley
Return on Equity

Frank L. Frederickson
Customer Overview and Sales Forecast

Colin B. Anderson
Budgeting, Cost Allocations, and Expenses

Julie I. Pierce
Power Supply Strategy and Alignment

Todd Z. Simmons
Generation Operations

Daniel W. Gunderson
Transmission and Distribution

Laura E. Krollman
Employee Compensation and Benefits

Patrick L. Cutshall
Retirement Plan Accounting

Michael F. Farrell
Independent Confirmation of Prepaid Pension Asset

Rena E. Verdoljak

Stewart J. Shimmin
Jurisdictional Costs, Class Cost of Service Study, and Cost Recovery Riders

Amanda L. Turner
Revenue Requirements

Leah N. Peterson
Rate Design

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