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About Minnesota Power

Minnesota Power has their head offices in Duluth, Minnesota and provides electricity in 102 cities throughout St. Louis County, Minnesota. Electricity companies must regularly report the total number of customers signed up for their services to government agencies. On the most recent reports the company disclosed 149,668 customers receiving their services. Exactly 374 of these customers are industrial properties, 24,188 are commercial customer accounts and 125,106 are residential accounts. On average, Minnesota Power's customers spend 13.92 cents per kilowatt hour for their residential electricity, which is 1.48% below the average Minnesota price of 14.13 cents. They sold 5,378,960 megawatt hours in 2020 by way of wholesale channels to other suppliers. During the same timeframe, the supplier produced 6,043,405 megawatt hours and acquired 7,630,653 megawatt hours by way of the wholesale electricity market. In 2020, the provider made a total of $950,884,700 from business activities relating to the sale and transfer of electricity. They had 66.75% of their revenue coming from retail sales to end users and 23.76% from sales to the wholesale market.

Patrons of the company pay an average residential electric bill of $97.16. This is 3.81% below the state average bill of $101.96. Electricity production plants managed by the provider use non-renewable fuel types to generate 69.66% of their total electricity generation, or 4,757,467.26 megawatt hours. This amount ranks them at 152nd out of 3509 companies in the United States. Dams and other hydroelectric facilities owned by the electric company generate 362,633 megawatt hours, ranking the supplier as the 53rd largest producer of hydroelectric power out of 3509 companies in the US. The company ranks 206th highest in the nation out of 3509 providers for megawatt hours produced from the burning of natural gas.

Minnesota Power Net Metering

Thankfully, Minnesota Power offers net metering options to their customers. Net metering makes solar panel purchases more economically feasible as it allows consumers to sell electricity back to their provider.

Energy Loss

Losing electricity due to heat dissipation while transmitting electricity and other causes is part of operating in the electricity production business. Suppliers are required to report these losses to government agencies who track electricity grid efficiencies. Minnesota Power recently reported a yearly loss of about 3.40% of the electricity that they generate. Minnesota Power's energy loss numbers leave them with a ranking of 22nd best out of the 166 providers that operate in the state and report energy loss and 471st best out of 3509 in the country.

Minnesota Power Rate & Electric Bills

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.162/kWh$0.070/kWh$127.20/mo.$46.58/mo.
2247th13.92¢Minnesota Power's Average residential price per kWh
954th$97.16Average monthly electricity 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 has the 155th largest total electricity production in the United States, producing 6,829,694.17 megawatt hours.

Minnesota Power generates 4,535,212.84 megawatt hours of electricity from the burning of coal, making Minnesota Power 82nd in the country out of 3509 providers.

Minnesota Power generates 30.34% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources, which ranks them 296th in the country out of the 3509 providers we track.

Minnesota Power generates 1,588,226 megawatt hours of electricity (or 23.25% of their total electricity generation) from wind turbines.

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Energy Loss

Minnesota Power's energy loss due to business operations.

-3.40%

Total Energy Loss

468,248MWh

471 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
Minnesota149,668846,011,2343100%

Minnesota Power County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Benton County41,379315.41$132.73/mo
Carlton County36,207414.71$123.57/mo
Cass County30,066613.43$124.08/mo
Crow Wing County66,123412.72$106.47/mo
Hubbard County21,344413.03$139.37/mo
Itasca County45,014616.07$125.52/mo
Lake County10,905514.70$127.70/mo
Morrison County34,010712.89$117.18/mo
Pine County28,876315.30$133.22/mo
St. Louis County200,2311114.72$127.86/mo

Power Plants Owned by Minnesota Power

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Cohasset MN Coal 5,229,447.015,365,780,349.361,026.07
Bison 4 Wind Energy CenterMinnesota Power (100.00%)
Morton County ND Wind 715,972
Bison 3 Wind Energy CenterMinnesota Power (100.00%)
Morton County ND Wind 300,931
Bison 2 Wind Energy CenterMinnesota Power (100.00%)
Morton County ND Wind 299,770
Bison I Wind Energy CenterMinnesota Power (100.00%)
Morton County ND Wind 216,375
Carlton County MN Conventional Hydroelectric 184,660
Duluth MN Wood/Wood Waste Solids 136,68781,375,060.71595.34
Hoyt Lakes MN Natural Gas 90,16673,203,008.62811.87
Morrison County MN Conventional Hydroelectric 65,590
Taconite Ridge 1 Wind Energy CenterMinnesota Power (100.00%)
Mountain Iron MN Wind 55,178

Minnesota Power Fuel Makeup

COAL
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
Coal
66.40%
WIND
Wind
Wind
Wind
23.25%
CONVENTIONAL HYDROELECTRIC
Conventional Hydroelectric
5.31%
NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
3.25%
WOOD/WOOD WASTE SOLIDS
Wood/Wood Waste Solids
1.78%

Cities Minnesota Power Has Coverage

* 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 average bundled electricity rate for Minnesota Power customers?

Customers of Minnesota Power, on average, have an electricity bundled rate 13.92 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

Who is the CEO of Minnesota Power?

Minnesota Power's CEO is Luann LaValley.

How many counties does Minnesota Power provider electricity to?

Minnesota Power provides electricity to customers in 13 counties.

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

Consumers of Minnesota Power pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $97.16.

What percentage of Minnesota Power's electricity is generated using nonrenewable fuel types?

Minnesota Power generates 69.66% of their electricity from nonrenewable fuel types.

What percentage of Minnesota Power's electricity is produced using renewable fuels?

Electric facilities owned by or associated with Minnesota Power generate 30.34% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources.

What is the phone number for Minnesota Power?

You can reach Minnesota Power by phone via (800) 228-4966.

What company is Minnesota Power owned by?

ALLETE is the owner of Minnesota Power.

What cities does Minnesota Power have customers in in?

Minnesota Power serves electricity to 102 cities.

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

Minnesota Power owns or is associated with 17 power plants.

Last Reviewed By: King Manalo
Published: 2022-08-01