Summary of Electricity Activity in Minnesota

Summary of Minnesota Generation

Minnesota is ranked #30 out of 51 U.S. states and territories in terms of total annual net electricity generation.

GridInfo.com electricity generation data is aggregated from Jan 2001 to Mar 2024.

Companies on File375
Plants on File862
Total Generation4.95G MMBtu
Total Sales 5.39G kWh
Total Revenue $642.07M

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Overall National Rank

#30 /51 U.S. States

In Net Annual Generation

Overall Annual Net Geneneration

59.7 TWh

Total Annual Fuel Consumption

499.6 M MMBtu

Electric Companies in Minnesota

375

Minnesota
Power Plants

862

Natural Gas Rank

#29

Coal Rank

#22

Nuclear Rank

#20

Hydroelectric Rank

#35

Wind Rank

#6

Solar Rank

#19

Monthly Net Generation for Minnesota

Electricity Sales Distribution

Electricity Sales, Price, and Revenue Breakdown

SalesPrice (Avg)Revenue
Residential1.87G kWh14.69 cents/kWh$274.26M
Commercial1.82G kWh11.83 cents/kWh$215.65M
Industrial1.70G kWh8.96 cents/kWh$151.98M
Transportation1.51M kWh11.91 cents/kWh$179.88k
Total5.39G kWh11.92 cents/kWh$642.07M

Production by Source

Largest 24 Power Plants in Minnesota

RankPlantUtilityLocationAnnual GenerationInitial Operation DateLast UpdateFuel Types
#8Allen S KingNorthern States Power Co - MinnesotaOak Park Heights, Minnesota1.2 TWhFeb 1958Feb 2024 Subbituminous Coal : 99.2% Natural Gas : 0.7%
#24Bent Tree Wind Farm Phase 1Wisconsin Power & Light CoHartland, Minnesota488.0 GWhJan 2011Dec 2022 Wind
#12Black DogNorthern States Power Co - MinnesotaBurnsville, Minnesota939.2 GWhSep 1954Dec 2022 Natural Gas
#13Blazing Star 2 Wind FarmNorthern States Power Co - MinnesotaHendricks, Minnesota897.3 GWhDec 2020Mar 2024 Wind
#14Blazing Star Wind Farm 1Northern States Power Co - MinnesotaHendricks, Minnesota882.6 GWhMar 2020Mar 2024 Wind
#17Cannon Falls Energy CenterInvenergy Services LLCCannon Falls, Minnesota777.7 GWhMar 2008Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#3Clay BoswellALLETE, Inc.Cohasset, Minnesota5.5 TWhJun 1958Mar 2024 Subbituminous Coal : 99.7%
#18Faribault Energy ParkMinnesota Municipal Power AgnyFaribault, Minnesota727.8 GWhApr 2005Dec 2022 Natural Gas
#15Freeborn Wind FarmNorthern States Power Co - MinnesotaGlenville, Minnesota837.8 GWhApr 2021Mar 2024 Wind
#5High BridgeNorthern States Power Co - MinnesotaSt. Paul, Minnesota3.1 TWhApr 2008Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#22Lake Benton IINorthern States Power Co - MinnesotaRuthton, Minnesota504.9 GWhMay 1999Dec 2022 Wind
#20LSP-Cottage Grove LPCottage Grove Operating Services LLCCottage Grove, Minnesota691.9 GWhSep 1997Dec 2022 Natural Gas : 99.8%
#7Mankato Energy CenterMEC Holdings, LLCMankato, Minnesota2.0 TWhJun 2006Dec 2022 Natural Gas : 99.9%
#4Monticello Nuclear FacilityNorthern States Power Co - MinnesotaMonticello, Minnesota5.1 TWhMay 1971Mar 2024 Nuclear
#9Nobles 2 Wind ProjectNobles 2 Power Partners, LLCWilmont, Minnesota1.0 TWhNov 2020Mar 2024 Wind
#16Nobles Wind ProjectNorthern States Power Co - MinnesotaReading, Minnesota784.8 GWhNov 2010Mar 2024 Wind
#10Odell Wind FarmAlgonquin Power CoMountain Lake, Minnesota951.1 GWhJun 2016Dec 2022 Wind
#11Pleasant Valley Wind FarmNorthern States Power Co - MinnesotaDexter, Minnesota946.8 GWhJul 2015Dec 2022 Wind
#2Prairie IslandNorthern States Power Co - MinnesotaWelch, Minnesota6.4 TWhJan 1974Mar 2024 Nuclear
#19Red Pine Wind ProjectEDF Renewable Asset Holdings, Inc.Ivanhoe, Minnesota706.0 GWhNov 2017Mar 2024 Wind
#6Riverside (MN)Northern States Power Co - MinnesotaMinneapolis, Minnesota2.9 TWhMar 1987Mar 2024 Natural Gas
#21Sappi Cloquet MillSappi Cloquet LLCCloquet, Minnesota505.8 GWhDec 1928Mar 2024 Black Liquor : 67.5% Wood/Wood Waste Solids : 17.1% Natural Gas : 11.2% Water : 3.1% Sludge Waste : 0.7%
#1Sherburne CountyNorthern States Power Co - MinnesotaBecker, Minnesota7.1 TWhMar 1976Mar 2024 Subbituminous Coal : 99.8%
#23Walleye WindWalleye Wind, LLCBeaver Creek, Minnesota491.3 GWhNov 2022Mar 2024 Wind

Electricity Generation by Minnesota Counties

State RankCounty# Power PlantsNet Generation
Past 12 Months
Net Generation
from Natural Gas
Net Generation
from Wind
Net Generation
from Solar
Net Generation
from Nuclear
#54Anoka County, MN418.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh19.2 GWh0.0 Wh
#71Becker County, MN116.0 MWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#37Beltrami County, MN1105.8 GWh105.5 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#41Benton County, MN1666.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh34.3 GWh0.0 Wh
#9Blue Earth County, MN252.2 TWh2.0 TWh0.0 Wh55.0 GWh0.0 Wh
#64Brown County, MN33.2 GWh1.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#19Carlton County, MN6875.4 GWh56.8 GWh0.0 Wh1.7 GWh0.0 Wh
#39Carver County, MN1969.3 GWh962.7 MWh0.0 Wh66.8 GWh0.0 Wh
#56Cass County, MN317.7 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#31Chippewa County, MN14166.8 GWh0.0 Wh142.5 GWh23.3 GWh0.0 Wh
#24Chisago County, MN48342.0 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh341.7 GWh0.0 Wh
#26Clay County, MN12254.3 GWh0.0 Wh207.1 GWh10.0 GWh0.0 Wh
#67Cook County, MN2331.4 MWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#15Cottonwood County, MN81.3 TWh21.9 MWh1.3 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#55Crow Wing County, MN217.9 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh2.0 MWh0.0 Wh
#12Dakota County, MN381.4 TWh1.2 TWh3.2 GWh106.5 GWh0.0 Wh
#30Dodge County, MN20173.3 GWh0.0 Wh117.7 GWh55.6 GWh0.0 Wh
#59Douglas County, MN514.2 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh14.2 GWh0.0 Wh
#36Faribault County, MN6107.0 GWh195.8 MWh103.4 GWh3.2 GWh0.0 Wh
#58Fillmore County, MN615.6 GWh284.4 MWh0.0 Wh14.7 GWh0.0 Wh
#13Freeborn County, MN61.3 TWh0.0 Wh1.3 TWh7.4 GWh0.0 Wh
#1Goodhue County, MN317.4 TWh778.8 GWh0.0 Wh73.4 GWh6.4 TWh
#40Grant County, MN168.7 GWh0.0 Wh68.7 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#6Hennepin County, MN133.5 TWh3.1 TWh0.0 Wh16.9 GWh0.0 Wh
#66Houston County, MN21.7 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh1.7 GWh0.0 Wh
#47Isanti County, MN548.2 GWh32.0 GWh0.0 Wh15.6 GWh0.0 Wh
#3Itasca County, MN45.6 TWh20.5 GWh0.0 Wh2.4 GWh0.0 Wh
#21Jackson County, MN17807.9 GWh0.0 Wh807.8 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#62Kanabec County, MN24.7 GWh13.6 MWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#51Kandiyohi County, MN1227.9 GWh0.0 Wh8.1 GWh19.8 GWh0.0 Wh
#23Koochiching County, MN2400.6 GWh76.0 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#57Lake County, MN316.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#42Le Sueur County, MN1463.3 GWh-354.0 MWh0.0 Wh38.2 GWh0.0 Wh
#5Lincoln County, MN343.8 TWh0.0 Wh3.8 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#32Lyon County, MN15151.4 GWh0.0 Wh30.5 GWh120.9 GWh0.0 Wh
#17Martin County, MN9936.1 GWh91.9 GWh803.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#35McLeod County, MN21111.1 GWh46.4 GWh0.0 Wh44.6 GWh0.0 Wh
#34Meeker County, MN7129.7 GWh24.3 MWh124.1 GWh5.3 GWh0.0 Wh
#68Mille Lacs County, MN1303.8 MWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#33Morrison County, MN3146.6 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh16.6 GWh0.0 Wh
#8Mower County, MN92.5 TWh118.6 GWh2.4 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#18Murray County, MN14901.3 GWh0.0 Wh894.7 GWh6.6 GWh0.0 Wh
#50Nicollet County, MN928.9 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh28.9 GWh0.0 Wh
#10Nobles County, MN111.9 TWh0.0 Wh1.9 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#70Norman County, MN119.7 MWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#25Olmsted County, MN19266.8 GWh177.9 GWh0.0 Wh25.0 GWh0.0 Wh
#45Otter Tail County, MN551.0 GWh0.0 Wh10.0 GWh38.0 GWh0.0 Wh
#65Pennington County, MN12.4 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#63Pine County, MN24.5 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh3.6 GWh0.0 Wh
#14Pipestone County, MN281.3 TWh0.0 Wh1.3 TWh24.4 GWh0.0 Wh
#38Polk County, MN271.6 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#46Pope County, MN1950.3 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh50.3 GWh0.0 Wh
#7Ramsey County, MN53.4 TWh3.2 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#53Red Lake County, MN119.5 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh19.5 GWh0.0 Wh
#49Redwood County, MN1229.4 GWh229.0 MWh12.0 GWh16.7 GWh0.0 Wh
#43Renville County, MN2157.8 GWh7.7 GWh0.0 Wh22.7 GWh0.0 Wh
#20Rice County, MN32828.9 GWh727.8 GWh8.6 GWh92.3 GWh0.0 Wh
#16Rock County, MN9994.7 GWh0.0 Wh994.7 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#29Scott County, MN12174.8 GWh125.8 GWh0.0 Wh16.0 GWh0.0 Wh
#2Sherburne County, MN287.2 TWh70.1 GWh0.0 Wh94.6 GWh0.0 Wh
#61Sibley County, MN59.5 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh9.5 GWh0.0 Wh
#27St. Louis County, MN9238.1 GWh31.6 GWh68.4 GWh115.0 MWh0.0 Wh
#22Stearns County, MN45510.0 GWh0.0 Wh299.9 GWh155.7 GWh0.0 Wh
#28Steele County, MN11181.6 GWh36.9 GWh122.1 GWh22.4 GWh0.0 Wh
#60Stevens County, MN311.1 GWh0.0 Wh11.1 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#69Swift County, MN2147.3 MWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh
#52Wabasha County, MN1027.2 GWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh15.8 GWh0.0 Wh
#44Waseca County, MN2155.4 GWh61.2 MWh0.0 Wh55.0 GWh0.0 Wh
#11Washington County, MN161.9 TWh697.5 GWh0.0 Wh64.5 GWh0.0 Wh
#48Winona County, MN1443.2 GWh0.0 Wh12.5 GWh30.6 GWh0.0 Wh
#4Wright County, MN245.3 TWh0.0 Wh0.0 Wh104.9 GWh5.1 TWh

Top 20 Electricity Producing Cities in Minnesota

Electricity Generation for Neighboring States

National RankStateNet Generation# Power Plants
#26Arkansas67.1 TWh97
#29Colorado62.6 TWh316
#5Illinois198.5 TWh470
#17Indiana99.7 TWh260
#21Iowa77.9 TWh334
#28Kansas63.4 TWh193
#24Kentucky68.7 TWh79
#11Michigan130.1 TWh357
#22Missouri72.0 TWh174
#40Montana30.0 TWh95
#36Nebraska42.5 TWh145
#34North Dakota45.2 TWh71
#7Ohio149.7 TWh283
#18Oklahoma97.7 TWh157
#3Pennsylvania256.0 TWh360
#42South Dakota19.3 TWh59
#19Tennessee87.3 TWh105
#31West Virginia56.2 TWh64
#25Wisconsin68.4 TWh284
#32Wyoming46.6 TWh88

* Net Generation data is based on the last 12 months since Mar 2024