Energy production includes a mix of natural gas, coal, nuclear and renewable sources. Average rates for electricity and gas are not significantly different from the national average.
Minnesota ranked fifth nationwide in 2011 with 2,733 megawatts of installed wind capacity, enough to power 770,000 homes per year. Wind turbines to generate an additional 36 MW of wind energy were under construction.
Wired or wireless, Minnesota's telecommunications infrastructure and professional services are top shelf, delivering reliable and high quality voice, video, Internet and data communications in urban centers and rural reaches alike.