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Utilities

Utilities in northeastern Minnesota provide the energy you need to power your business. Natural gas, electric and steam power are abundant, affordable and dependable.

Electricity

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The state's largest utilities are members of the Mid-Continent Area Power Pool (MAPP), an alliance that ensures the availability and delivery of reliable, low-cost energy to Minnesota businesses and residents. Minnesota law requires that utilities spend 1.5 percent of their annual gross electric revenue on programs that help customers save energy.

Electric service companies within the region:

Arrowhead Electric Cooperative Inc.
Bigfork Valley Electric Service Company, Inc.
Crow Wing Cooperative Power and Light Co.
Lake Country Power
Mille Lacs Power Cooperative
Minnesota Power, an ALLETE company
North Itasca Electric Cooperative, Inc.
North Star Electric Cooperative, Inc.
The Cooperative Light and Power Association of Lake County

Natural Gas

Minnesota receives natural gas from three major gas-producing basins: the Southwest, Rocky Mountains and Canada. This central location ensures customers have a reliable, low-cost source of energy.

Municipal Utilities

Municipal power utilities are locally regulated, with rates and service practices set by members of the community. Municipal utilities are operated in the public interest, focusing on long-term community benefit, not short-term gain.

St. Louis County
Hibbing Public Utilities
Northern Minnesota Utilities, Ltd.
Peoples Natural Gas Division
Virginia Department of Public Utilities

Lake County
Northern Minnesota Utilities, Ltd.
Two Harbors Municipal Utilities

Itasca County
Cohasset Public Utilities Commission
Minnegasco
Northern Minnesota Utilities, Ltd.

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