About Minnesota Power

Minnesota Power is an investor owned company. The largest county serviced by Minnesota Power is St. Louis County, but the company also operates in in 13 counties in Minnesota. Minnesota Power has an average residential electricity rate of 12.12 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 9.55% below the average Minnesota price of 13.40 cents. They sold 5,378,960 megawatt hours through wholesale channels to other electricity providers in 2020. The electricity produced in the company’s power plants made up 43.94% of the electricity sourced by the company and the purchase of wholesale electricity made up an additional 55.48%. In 2020, the company made 66.75% of their revenue from retail electricity sales and 23.76% from sales on the wholesale electricity market. Their total revenue from all electricity related activities was $950,884,700.

The nationwide average monthly residential electricity bill is $117.93, while the Minnesota Power average is 27.33% lower at $85.7 per month. Production by the company from natural gas totals 62,806.14 megawatt hours, which is around 0.99% of their total production. They rank 301st out of the 3510 providers we track in the US for their ratio of renewable versus non-renewable fuel sources used. The supplier generates 3,970,902.39 megawatt hours from non-renewable fuel sources per year. This ranks them 162nd out of 3510 companies in the US.

Minnesota Power Net Metering

Minnesota Power is one of 92 electric companies in the state who offer net metering to their consumers. Net metering makes solar panel installation more economically viable as it gives the ability for people to sell electricity into the grid.

Energy Loss

Electricity suppliers routinely submit reports for energy lost through heat dissipation and other causes to government agencies who track infrastructure efficiencies. Minnesota Power recently reported a loss of 3.40% of the total electricity production. These averages allow us to compare and contrast the suppliers who operate throughout the nation. Minnesota Power has been given a rank of 472nd best out of 3510 suppliers who report energy loss in the country and 22nd best out of 169 in Minnesota.

Minnesota Power Rate & Electric Bills

Minnesota Power residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in February.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.134/kWh$0.070/kWh$110.26/mo.$46.58/mo.
1583rd12.12¢Minnesota Power's Average residential price per kWh
628th$85.7Average monthly electric bill for Minnesota Power's residential customers

Minnesota Power Overview

  • Company Type:Investor Owned
  • Parent Company:ALLETE
  • Headquarters:30 West Superior Street
    Duluth, Minnesota 55802
    United States of America
  • CEO:Luann LaValley

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Quick Facts About Minnesota Power

Minnesota Power is the 159th largest generator of electricity in the US out of 3510 electricity providers, producing 6,364,515.29 megawatt hours.

Roughly 8.79% of Minnesota Power’s total electricity comes from the use of hydroelectric power.

Minnesota Power produces 1,759,518 megawatt hours of electricity from wind turbines, which is the 41st largest total out of 3510 companies in the US.

Minnesota Power is 92nd out of 3510 companies in the country for total megawatt hours generated from coal.

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Energy Loss

Minnesota Power's energy loss due to business operations.


Total Energy Loss


472 National Rank

Minnesota Power Energy Makeup

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Minnesota Power State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State

Minnesota Power County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Benton County40,889315.37$131.01/mo
Carlton County35,871314.27$120.53/mo
Cass County29,779613.34$123.43/mo
Crow Wing County65,055412.53$105.22/mo
Hubbard County21,491412.99$139.08/mo
Itasca County45,130611.32$84.67/mo
Lake County10,641414.65$127.52/mo
Morrison County33,386711.67$88.74/mo
Pine County29,579315.21$131.10/mo
St. Louis County199,070811.91$78.08/mo

Power Plants Owned by Minnesota Power

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Cohasset MN Coal 4,470,413.014,667,357,003.921,044.05Yes
Bison 4 Wind Energy CenterMinnesota Power (100.00%)
Morton County ND Wind 805,997
Bison 3 Wind Energy CenterMinnesota Power (100.00%)
Morton County ND Wind 320,752
Bison 2 Wind Energy CenterMinnesota Power (100.00%)
Morton County ND Wind 316,299
Carlton County MN Conventional Hydroelectric 289,999
Bison I Wind Energy CenterMinnesota Power (100.00%)
Morton County ND Wind 257,051
Morrison County MN Conventional Hydroelectric 111,019
Duluth MN Wood/Wood Waste Solids 83,50349,332,374.59590.79
Taconite Ridge 1 Wind Energy CenterMinnesota Power (100.00%)
Mountain Iron MN Wind 59,419
Duluth MN Conventional Hydroelectric 50,324

Minnesota Power Fuel Makeup

Conventional Hydroelectric
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
Natural Gas

Cities Minnesota Power Has Coverage

  • Akeley, MN
  • Aldrich, MN
  • Askov, MN
  • Aurora, MN
  • Babbitt, MN
  • Backus, MN
  • Barnum, MN
  • Bertha, MN
  • Bigfork, MN
  • Biwabik, MN
  • Bovey, MN
  • Bowlus, MN
  • Brookston, MN
  • Browerville, MN
  • Bruno, MN
  • Buckman, MN
  • Buhl, MN
  • Burtrum, MN
  • Calumet, MN
  • Carlton, MN
  • Chickamaw Beach, MN
  • Chisholm, MN
  • Clarissa, MN
  • Cloquet, MN
  • Cohasset, MN
  • Coleraine, MN
  • Crosby, MN
  • Cuyuna, MN
  • Deer River, MN
  • Deerwood, MN
  • Denham, MN
  • Duluth, MN
  • Eagle Bend, MN
  • East Gull Lake, MN
  • Elmdale, MN
  • Eveleth, MN
  • Finlayson, MN
  • Flensburg, MN
  • Floodwood, MN
  • Fort Ripley, MN
  • Genola, MN
  • Gilbert, MN
  • Grand Rapids, MN
  • Grey Eagle, MN
  • Hackensack, MN
  • Hermantown, MN
  • Hewitt, MN
  • Hibbing, MN
  • Hinckley, MN
  • Hoyt Lakes, MN
  • International Falls, MN
  • Iron Junction, MN
  • Ironton, MN
  • Jenkins, MN
  • Kerrick, MN
  • Kinney, MN
  • Lake Shore, MN
  • Lastrup, MN
  • Leonidas, MN
  • Little Falls, MN
  • Long Prairie, MN
  • Marble, MN
  • McKinley, MN
  • Meadowlands, MN
  • Menahga, MN
  • Moose Lake, MN
  • Motley, MN
  • Mountain Iron, MN
  • Nashwauk, MN
  • Nevis, MN
  • Nimrod, MN
  • Nisswa, MN
  • Park Rapids, MN
  • Pequot Lakes, MN
  • Pierz, MN
  • Pillager, MN
  • Pine River, MN
  • Proctor, MN
  • Ranier, MN
  • Rice, MN
  • Rice Lake, MN
  • Riverton, MN
  • Royalton, MN
  • Rutledge, MN
  • Sandstone, MN
  • Scanlon, MN
  • Sebeka, MN
  • Silver Bay, MN
  • St. Rosa, MN
  • Sturgeon Lake, MN
  • Swanville, MN
  • Taconite, MN
  • Tower, MN
  • Trommald, MN
  • Upsala, MN
  • Verndale, MN
  • Virginia, MN
  • Walker, MN
  • Willow River, MN
  • Winton, MN
  • Wrenshall, MN
  • Zemple, MN

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

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Minnesota Power FAQ:

What is the phone number for Minnesota Power?

The Minnesota Power phone number is (800) 228-4966.

What is the average bundled bill for Minnesota Power customers each month?

Minnesota Power currently has an average monthly bundled electric bill of $85.70, compared to the Minnesota average of $104.42 and the national of $104.42 for bundled service.

What percentage of Minnesota Power’s electricity is generated using renewable fuels?

Power production plants owned by or associated with Minnesota Power generate 37.61% of their electricity using renewable fuel sources.

What company is Minnesota Power owned by?

Minnesota Power is a subsidiary of ALLETE.

What percentage of Minnesota Power’s electricity is generated from nonrenewable fuel sources?

Minnesota Power generates 62.39% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuel sources.

How many power plants are owned by or associated with Minnesota Power?

There are 19 power plants associated with or owned by Minnesota Power.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for Minnesota Power customers?

Consumers of Minnesota Power, on average, have an electricity bundled rate 12.12 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What cities does Minnesota Power provider electricity in?

Minnesota Power serves electricity to 102 cities in the country including, Minnesota.

Who is the CEO of Minnesota Power?

The current CEO of Minnesota Power is Luann LaValley.

How many counties does Minnesota Power sell electricity in?

There are 13 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by Minnesota Power.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-01-04