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 Superior Water, Light & Power; ALLETE Clean Energy; ALLETE Renewable Resources; BNI Energy; and New Energy Equity.

General Information

Service territory:
We provide electricity in a 26,000-square-mile service area in northeastern Minnesota.
About 1,494
We serve about 150,000 residential and commercial customers, 14 municipalities and some of the nation’s largest industrial customers.
and distribution lines:
500 kV: 232 miles
345 kV: 241 miles
250 kV: 466 miles
230 kV: 715 miles
161 kV: 43 miles
138 kV: 8 miles
115 kV: 1,376 miles
Less than 115 kV: 6,416 miles

Generation Facilities

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

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