Energy

The energy industry can trace its regional origins to the late 1880s, when several small electric utilities formed to serve lumber and shipping businesses. Today the Northland is home to a petroleum refinery and an oil pipeline, and has made significant investments in renewable energy.
 
The Port of Duluth-Superior transports products used to create energy throughout the nation. It handles more coal than any similar port in North America. It is also a hub for the transport of wind turbine components.
 
Investing in energy to fuel our natural resource-based economy ideally positions the Northland for new energy production, manufacturing, and servicing opportunities. A loyal, skilled workforce is a key asset with employee turnover in this sector at only 2.9 percent.

Utilities & Renewable Energy Providers:

Minnesota Power

Superior Water Light & Power

Great River Energy

Arrowhead Cooperative

Cooperative Light & Power

East Central Energy

Lake Country Power

Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative

North Itasca Electric Cooperative

Dahlberg Light & Power

Enbridge Energy

Silicon Energy