Press Releases

12/15/2023 Nemadji Trail Energy Center Receives Milestone Federal Approval
12/7/2023 State commission approves interim rates for Minnesota Power
11/15/2023 Regional utilities warn customers not to fall for payment scams
11/15/2023 Minnesota Power advances EnergyForward with request for proposals for up to 300 megawatts of solar energy
11/01/2023 Minnesota Power files electric rate proposal to safeguard reliable service and maintain progress of clean-energy transition
10/18/2023 DOE awards $50 million to Minnesota Power to increase reliability and resilience of region’s transmission grid in support of a clean-energy future
9/29/2023 Cold Weather Rule goes into effect Oct. 1, protects eligible customers from service disconnection
9/25/2023 Minnesota Power highlights plans to expand its electric vehicle fleet during National Drive Electric Week
8/4/2023 Minnesota Power Great River Energy advance joint 345-kV transmission line project
6/23/2023 Minnesota Power cuts the ribbon on largest regional solar project
6/16/2023 With ID bands in place Minnesota Power falcon chicks almost ready to fly
6/16/2023 Minnesota Power receives EEI Emergency Response Award
6/2/2023 Minnesota Power dedicates solar project on Iron Range as company moves EnergyForward
6/1/2023 Minnesota Power advances HVDC transmission system project to strengthen grid reliability, resiliency in Upper Midwest
4/20/2023 Minnesota Power responds to spring storm outages
4/7/2023 Minnesota Power tops state energy-savings goal for 13th consecutive year
3/16/2023 Safety Alert. MP and SWLP urge customers to keep meters free from snow and ice
2/7/2023 Statement on passage of 100% carbon-free energy by 2040 bill
1/24/2023 Minnesota Public Utilities Commission sets new rates for Minnesota Power
1/12/2023 Public invited to learn about Northland Reliability power line project, offer feedback at open houses
12/23/2022 Minnesota Power is responding to outages as high winds hit region
12/20/2022 Minnesota Power, Superior Water, Light and Power ready to respond to approaching winter storm
12/16/2022 Minnesota Power reinforces storm response with addition of outside resources
12/15/2022 Minnesota Power and Superior Water, Light and Power are responding to outages after second wave of winter storm
12/14/2022 Minnesota Power responding to winter storm outages
12/13/2022 Minnesota Power, Superior Water, Light and Power prepared for approaching winter storm; customers also encouraged to make storm preps
11/18/2022 Minnesota Power donates $10,000 to local nonprofits, will match up to $25,000 in employee food shelf donations to help feed people in need
11/10/2022 Minnesota Power ready to move next phase of EnergyForward following MPUC approval of resource plan
11/7/2022 Minnesota Power advances clean-energy future by increasing targets for renewable energy resources under its EnergyForward plan
10/19/2022 Minnesota Power moves EnergyForward with ribbon-cutting for first of three planned solar projects in the region
9/28/2022 Cold Weather Rule goes into effect Oct. 1, offers protection for eligible customers from service disconnection
9/23/2022 Minnesota Power hosts EV car show to kick off Drive Electric Week
7/25/2022 Minnesota Power and Great River Energy to build transmission line to bolster electric reliability in northern Minnesota
6/17/2022 Falcon chicks at Minnesota Power sites ready to fly with names from area elementary students
6/14/2022 Minnesota Power hosts Minnesota Public Utilities Commissioners to highlight local solar economic development projects
6/1/2022 Minnesota Power expects power restoration effort to be complete by Thursday night following severe storms
5/30/2022 Minnesota Power responds after tornado, severe storms hit region
5/16/2022 Minnesota Power actively monitoring and managing high-flow conditions at Island Lake Reservoir
5/13/2022 Minnesota Power working round the clock to respond to storm outages
4/22/2022 Minnesota Power marks Earth Day as only Minnesota utility to top state energy savings goal for more than a decade
12/16/2020 Minnesota Power reaches 50 percent renewable energy milestone to lead Minnesota utilities
11/23/2020 Josh Skelton named chief operating officer of Minnesota Power
11/19/2020 Minnesota Power, GRPUC and partners to bring solar power plus storage to Grand Rapids
11/17/2020 Minnesota Power brightens holiday season with $10,000 donation to 3 nonprofits serving children and the homeless community
11/16/2020 Minnesota Power looks to advance action on solar projects that support economic recovery for communities affected by COVID-19
10/15/2020 Minnesota Power remains committed to helping customers with their energy bills during COVID-19
9/28/2020 Minnesota Power drives EnergyForward with expanded support for electric vehicles
8/12/2020 MP, SWL&P send crews to Illinois to restore power after derecho causes widespread damage and outages
8/10/2020 Lakefront property protected near Camp Ripley benefits communities and environment
7/30/2020 MPUC grants extension for Minnesota Power’s Integrated Resource Plan
6/17/2020 Minnesota Power to triple solar energy portfolio to help spur region’s economic recovery from COVID-19 pandemic
6/11/2020 Minnesota Power energizes Great Northern Transmission Line to move company closer to 50 percent renewable energy by 2021
6/4/2020 Minnesota Power to refund $12 million to customers as part of rate review resolution to help communities during COVID-19
5/15/2020 Minnesota Power proposes an extension in filing of Integrated Resource Plan
5/14/2020 Minnesota Power tops state energy-saving goal for 10th year in a row
4/30/2020 MPUC approves Minnesota Power’s request to reduce interim rates in response to COVID-19
4/23/2020 Minnesota Power proposes plan to resolve rate request in response to economic challenges of COVID-19
4/22/2020 ‘Egg Watch 2020’ streaming live at Minnesota Power’s FalconCam
4/13/2020 Suspending disconnections among steps Minnesota Power is taking to help customers affected by pandemic
3/29/2020 Minnesota Power to work on storm outages throughout the night
3/29/2020 Minnesota Power responds to spring storm outages
3/16/2020 An important message for our customers from Minnesota Power and Superior Water, Light and Power
2/24/2020 Sustainable design, electric cars among highlights as Energy Design Conference celebrates 30 years
1/16/2020 Wisconsin regulators approve Minnesota Power’s proposed natural gas power plant
1/9/2020 Minnesota Power Earns EEI Emergency Assistance Award for Efforts to Restore Service in Manitoba After Snowstorm
12/23/2016 Minnesota Power ready to respond to holiday winter storm
12/15/2016 Minnesota regulators set interim electricity rates for Minnesota Power
11/18/2016 Dangerous weather conditions hamper some power restoration efforts
11/17/2016 Minnesota Power prepared for first winter storm of the season
11/16/2016 Presidential Permit paves way for Minnesota Power's Great Northern Transmission Line to deliver Canadian hydropower to customers
11/15/2016 Minnesota utilities joining first ever national campaign to fight scams
11/2/2016 Minnesota Power files electric rate review request with state regulators
10/19/2016 Decision to retire two small coal units consistent with Minnesota Power's EnergyForward plan
9/27/2016 Minnesota Power deploys smart wires to optimize its grid and save customers money
9/22/2016 City of Duluth joins Minnesota Power, Enbridge on solar-powered electric vehicle charging carport in Canal Park
9/15/2016 Commission approves competitive rates for Minnesota Power industrial customers with impact on other customers to be determined
9/8/2016 Storm damage delays completion of Minnesota Power solar power plant at National Guard's Camp Ripley
8/5/2016 Power restored to majority of customers in Brainerd Lakes Area following damaging storm; Minnesota Power crews continue to work in hardest hit areas
8/4/2016 Minnesota Power expects to have power restored to majority of customers in storm-damaged Brainerd Lakes, Nisswa and Gull Lake by late Friday night
8/4/2016 Minnesota Power seeks power supply proposal for solar generation
8/4/2016 Minnesota Power crews respond to outages and assess damage after latest round of severe storms
7/27/2016 Minnesota Power expects to fully restore power to storm affected areas by tonight
7/27/2016 Minnesota Power seeks proposals for large-scale wind, solar energy, and customer-driven resources
7/26/2016 Minnesota Power crews closing in on remaining storm-related outages
7/25/2016 Power outages shrinking as Minnesota Power continues to respond to last week's catastrophic storm
7/23/2016 Extra lineworker support helping Minnesota Power restore service; some Duluth neighborhoods may experience extended outages
7/22/2016 Update: Minnesota Power calls in more resources to help restore power in storm-damaged Duluth
7/22/2016 Minnesota Power makes steady progress on power restoration as aid arrives
7/21/2016 Minnesota Power assessing damage to infrastructure in wake of heavy storm damage and calling in additional resources
7/6/2016 Minnesota Power crews working to restore power after severe summer storms
6/30/2016 Minnesota Power makes competitive rate filing to help protect jobs in NE Minnesota
6/10/2016 Minnesota Power advances its EnergyForward strategy for reliable, cleaner, affordable energy following Commission approval of Integrated Resource Plan
6/2/2016 Minnesota Power's first community solar garden wins approval
6/1/2016 Minnesota Power aims to increase solar rebates, expand energy efficiency programs
5/10/2016 State designates Minnesota Power a Yellow Ribbon Company
4/14/2016 Minnesota Power names site, proposes customer pricing for first community solar garden
2/26/2016 Minnesota Power poised to break ground on international transmission line following approval of route permit
2/22/2016 Energy Design Conference & Expo highlights green, sustainable design and construction
2/19/2016 Minnesota Power's first hybrid electric bucket truck ready to roll into a neighborhood near you
1/29/2016 Minnesota Power receives green light for Camp Ripley 10 megawatt solar array
1/8/2016 Minnesota Power's Great Northern Transmission Line achieves milestone with release of Administrative Law Judge route permit recommendation and report
12/17/2015 Minnesota Power completes major environmental improvement project at its largest generating station
11/24/2015 Minnesota Power signs decade-long contract to supply electricity to world’s largest steelmaker
11/13/2015 Minnesota Power proposes new rate option for energy-intensive industrial businesses in Northeastern Minnesota
11/2/2015 Minnesota Power's Great Northern Transmission Line reaches another milestone with release of Final Environmental Impact Statement
10/15/2015 Minnesota's Cold Weather Rule takes effect Oct. 15
9/30/2015 Public invited to learn about Minnesota Power's advancement of EnergyForward
9/10/2015 Minnesota Power’s first community solar garden builds on company’s renewable energy strategy
9/1/2015 Minnesota Power shapes a future with less coal and more renewables in plan filed with state regulators
7/19/2015 Minnesota Power crews expect to fully restore power to storm damaged Brainerd Lakes area tonight
7/17/2015 Power outages shrinking as Minnesota Power responds in Brainerd Lakes Area
7/16/2015 Minnesota Power says power back on to another 2,000 customers in the Brainerd Lakes area
7/15/2015 Minnesota Power adds 50 more line workers to help restore power in storm-ravaged Brainerd Lakes
7/14/2015 Minnesota Power crews making steady progress on power restoration in Brainerd Lakes Area
7/13/2015 Minnesota Power crews working to restore power after worst storm of season
7/9/2015 Minnesota Power advances EnergyForward: less coal, more natural gas and solar, and additional energy efficiency savings
7/2/2015 Laskin Energy Center conversion to natural gas advances EnergyForward
6/26/2015 Great Northern Transmission Line draft Environmental Impact Statement released
5/28/2015 Minnesota Power launches sustainable forestry initiative named "Rajala Woods"
5/15/2015 Minnesota Power transmission line receives Certificate of Need approval
4/28/2015 Minnesota Power limits water discharges from Island Lake Reservoir during drought conditions
4/1/2015 Minnesota Power connects with customers through conservation to exceed state energy savings goal
2/20/2015 Energy-efficient building, sustainable design, and solar power among highlights of 25th annual Energy Design Conference and Expo
1/19/2015 Minnesota Power expands wind portfolio to more than 500 megawatts with completion of Bison project
12/12/2014 Federal approval of a construction agreement for the Great Northern moves international transmission project forward
12/2/2014 Minnesota Power seeking solar prequalification applications
11/13/2014 Carbon-free energy generation returns at Minnesota Power's Thomson Hydro Station
10/31/2014 Minnesota Power energizes more Iron Range growth
10/1/2014 Minnesota Power applauds Essar Steel Minnesota's successful refinancing as positive news for region
9/30/2014 Minnesota utilities unite to fight scams
8/27/2014 Minnesota Power joins forces with military to build 10-megawatt solar energy project at Camp Ripley
7/22/2014 High winds, storms and saturated soil lead to widespread power outages
7/16/2014 Minnesota Power finalizes environmental agreement with EPA
6/24/2014 Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer will lead a panel discussion on "Energy, Environment and Economy" in Grand Rapids June 26
6/2/2014 Minnesota Power's EnergyForward plan is a balanced approach to carbon reduction
5/28/2014 Minnesota Power Warns Customers to Be Aware of Increased Scam Activity
5/14/2014 Minnesota Power's Great Northern Transmission Line cited by White House as leading example of building 21st century infrastructure
5/13/2014 Minnesota Power’s “hometown hydropower” system rededicated to service at Annual Meeting of Shareholders
4/16/2014 Minnesota Power files for state and federal permits to build Great Northern Transmission Line for hydropower delivery from Canada to Minnesota
4/9/2014 Minnesota Power Customers Help Achieve Energy Savings Goal
12/6/2013 Ontario Energy Board Notice of Application and Written Hearing
11/12/2013 Minnesota Power wins project of the year for wind energy a international conference
10/31/2013 Major environmental improvement project begins at Minnesota Power's largest generating station
10/22/2013 Minnesota Power's Great Northern Transmission Line will 'unlock a powerful synergy' between wind and hydro power
10/18/2013 Minnesota Power Foundation gives grants to Falls Hunger Coalition and Backus Community Center
10/15/2013 Minnesota's Cold Weather Rule takes effect
9/26/2013 Commission approves Minnesota Power’s resource plan for meeting customer needs with a reliable, affordable and sustainable energy supply
8/1/2013 Minnesota Power announces 200-megawatt wind addition as part of its EnergyForward plan
6/18/2013 Minnesota Power is moving forward with flood repairs to strengthen renewable resource asset for the next hundred years
6/06/2013 Plan to significantly reduce mercury emissions at Minnesota Power’s largest generating station moves forward
5/30/2013 Minnesota Power doubles renewable portfolio with dedication of 101-turbine Bison Wind Energy Center
5/22/2013 UPM Blandin and Minnesota Power kick off forest restoration project marking culmination of historic easement exchange
4/02/2013 Minnesota Power completes new transmission line to energize Essar Steel Minnesota facility in Nashwauk
3/04/2013 Minnesota Power seeks proposals from outside entities wishing to provide a portion of its future renewable electric power requirements
3/01/2013 Minnesota Power’s 2013 Resource Plan reshapes energy supply through additional renewable resources, less carbon, and balanced approach
1/30/2013 Minnesota Power outlines its EnergyForward resource strategy
12/21/2006 Ruling Affirms Minnesota Power Energy Market Charge Recovery
11/30/2006 Minnesota Power Foundation Continues Commitment to Education through Scholarships for Volunteerism
9/18/2006 Huge Windmills to Arrive Today at Duluth Harbor
9/12/2006 PBS NewsHour's Paul Solman to lead China Symposium, sponsored by Minnesota Power
7/28/2006 Minnesota Power Asks Customers to Reduce Non-essential Electric Use
6/28/2006 State Approves Minnesota Power's Emission Reduction Plan
6/12/2006 Minnesota Power Selects Burns & McDonnell as Project Engineer for Boswell 3 Retrofit
5/9/2006 Minnesota Power Proposes Major Project to Reduce Air Emissions at Boswell Energy Center
5/3/2006 Minnesota Power Offers New Online Business Resource Center
4/19/2006 Governor joins Minnesota Power, FPL Energy to break ground at N.D.’s largest wind farm
2/9/2006 Minnesota Power to Form Charitable Foundation
2/9/2006 Minnesota Power to Support School Bus Emission Program
2/9/2006 Minnesota Power Observes 100th Anniversary
12/23/2005 Minnesota Power Secures Long-Term Energy Contract with Blandin Paper
12/19/2005 Minnesota Power secures long-term energy contract with Stora Enso paper
12/15/2005 Donald Shippar named chairman of ALLETE Board of Directors
12/7/2005 Minnesota Power to Study North Dakota Generation Resource
11/14/2005 Minnesota Power Donates $50,000 to Salvation Army HeatShare Fund
11/9/2005 Minnesota Power to Offer Student Scholarships
11/9/2005 ALLETE Announces Agreement To Sell Enventis Telecom To HickoryTech Corporation
10/13/2005 Minnesota Power Proposes $60 Million Air Emission Reduction Plan
8/23/2005 Minnesota Power Secures Long-Term Energy Contract
7/13/2005 Minnesota Power Asks for Legal Review of New EPA Rule
7/6/2005 Minnesota Power Secures Long-term Energy Contract with Largest Customer
6/6/2005 Minnesota Power offers Appliance Recycling and Instant Rebate Event
6/2/2005 Minnesota Power Announces Wind Power Plans
5/4/2005 Duluth Official to be honored at State "Kids Voting" Conference in Duluth May 6
4/19/2005 Cloquet Students Help Conserve Energy
12/7/2004 Energy Efficient Light Bulb Sale Set for December 9 in Little Falls
11/12/2004 Minnesota Power to Offer Scholarships for Volunteerism
11/10/2004 City of Long Prairie, Minnesota Power and Long Prairie Ace Hardware Sponsor "A Savings with a Twist" Light Bulb Sale
10/8/2004 Minnesota Power and the Public Utility of Biwabik Sponsor Energy Efficient Light Bulb Event
10/7/2004 Utilities Schedule Annual Electric Transmission Planning Meeting
10/6/2004 Minnesota Power Seeks Electric Supply Proposals
9/15/2004 Minnesota Power Forecasts Regional Energy Demand Growth
8/26/2004 Joint transmission planning effort under way by four Minnesota electric utilities
7/13/2004 Minnesota Power Honored for Mercury Reduction Efforts
7/9/2004 Minnesota Power Kicks Off New Energy Conservation Initiative
3/5/2004 Minnesota Power Locomotive ‘Retires’ to Museum
3/4/2004 Minnesota Power Receives National Conservation Award
12/15/2003 Minnesota Power Commends PSCW Arrowhead-Weston Power Line Approval
11/7/2003 Minor Construction Work Planned Along 31ST Avenue East In Superior
7/9/2003 Minnesota Power Aids 2 States' Osprey Recovery Efforts
6/30/2003 Laskin Energy Center to Observe 50th Anniversary
6/5/2003 Peregrine Falcon Chicks To Be Issued IDs
4/3/2003 Peregrine Falcons Return To MP For 10th Year
12/30/2002 Superior Generation Project To Be Delayed
10/17/2002 Robert Edwards Receives 2002 Nikola Tesla Award
8/6/2002 Rapids Power Co-generation Project Canceled
5/18/2002 Minnesota Power On Environmental Policy Changes
4/8/2002 Split Rock Energy And MPEX Integrate Their Operations
4/5/2002 Enventis Telecom Certified Gold By Cisco Systems
4/2/2002 MP Scientist Honored For Work In Reducing Emissions
12/21/2001 Don Shippar Named President Of Minnesota Power

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.

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