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

Taconite Ridge at USS Minntac

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 & 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 & 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.