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Services: Economic Development Organizations, Site Location Assistance, Utilities

Contact: Arik Forsman, Director- Regional Development

Address: 30 W Superior St , Duluth, MN 55802

Phone: 218.355.3303




Minnesota Power (MP), a division of ALLETE, provides electricity in a 26,000-square-mile electric service territory located in northeastern Minnesota. Minnesota Power supplies retail electric service to 144,000 retail customers and wholesale electric service to 16 municipalities.

Superior Water, Light & Power (SWL&P) sells electricity and natural gas and provides water service in northwestern Wisconsin. SWL&P has 14,000 electric customers, 12,000 natural gas customers and 10,000 water customers.

MP has electric transmission and distribution lines of 500 kilovolt (eight miles), 230 kilovolt (606 miles), 161 kilovolt (43 miles), 138 kilovolt (66 miles), 115 kilovolt (1,259 miles) and less than 115 kilovolt (6,935 miles).

The utility owns and operates 179 substations with a total capacity of 8,562 megavoltamperes. Minnesota Power’s transmission network is interconnected with the transmission grid to promote reliability and is part of a larger regional transmission organization called the Midwest Independent System Operator.

Minnesota Power serves the Northland, Arrowhead, Duluth MN Superior WI MSA, Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, and St. Louis county areas.