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:
Superior Water Light & Power
Great River Energy
Cooperative Light & Power
East Central Energy
Lake Country Power
Mille Lacs Energy Cooperative
North Itasca Electric Cooperative
Dahlberg Light & Power
221 West First Street
Duluth, Minnesota 55802-1909
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