STAFF BLOG TWIN PORTS BUSINESS Sounding off about utility rate hikes
Mad about Minnesota Power’s requested rate increase?
Well, here’s your chance to speak your mind… to an administrative law judge who will actually listen to you.
Public hearings &md... Posted on 3/12/10 at 8:09 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Duluth boiler decision delayed
Duluth City Attorney Gunnar Johnson
The city of Duluth’s plan to sell two steam boilers to Minnesota Power is on hold after regulators said the utility has more work to do on a related renewabl... Posted on 4/23/09 at 10:48 AM
Minnesota Power & Light Co. may be forced to ask for decreased industrial use of electricity during peak demand times. The potential reduction was brought about by a cut in availability of residual fuel oil during those periods.
Watching our local PBS station on Nov. 23, I happened to catch an underwriting credit from Minnesota Power. It showed a beautiful, golden, grassy field under a power line. Under the power line were two young children running and playing.
Allete Clean Energy has signed an acquisition agreement to purchase wind farms in Minnesota, Iowa and Oregon from the AES Corporation in early 2014 and has signed an option agreement to acquire a fourth wind-energy facility in Pennsylvania in mid-2015.
Minnesota Power today will celebrate the start of construction on a $350 million project to control mercury and other emissions at its giant Boswell 4 coal-burning power plant along the Mississippi River in Cohasset in Itasca County.
This is in response to the letter from the former city councilor who complained about paying for streetlights in Duluth that aren’t turned on (Readers’ Views: “We pay for streetlights, so please turn them on,” Oct. 22). I don’t like paying for streetlights that aren’t working, either. As soon as I see a streetlight starting to fail, I call it in right away. I was told by the city that the rule of thumb is to call the city if the light is on a metal pole, and call Minnesota Power if the light is on a wood pole. In either case, a crew has been promptly and cheerfully dispatched to repair the light.
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