YOUR ENERGY RESOURCES
The energy Beltrami Electric Cooperative distributes is purchased from Minnkota Power Cooperative, our wholesale power supplier whose corporate headquarters is located in Grand Forks, N.D. Minnkota owns and operates a number of generation stations located throughout the region. Minnkota is owned by the 11 distribution cooperatives it serves. Minnkota's electric generation portfolio includes a diverse mix of coal, wind and hydro resources.
Minnkota Power Cooperative, Inc., (MPC) is a regional generation and transmission cooperative serving 11 member-owned distribution cooperatives and 12 small municipals. Minnkota's service area of 35,000 square miles is located in thirteen counties in eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Through its generation resources, Minnkota has some of the most competitive wholesale electrical rates in the country.
Minnkota's electric generation portfolio includes a diverse mix of coal, wind and hydro resources. In terms of nameplate capacity, about 55 percent is derived from coal, 34 percent from wind, 8 percent from hydro and 3 percent from other resources.
For members who are interested in learning more or visiting some of our generation facilities, please consider joining us in July for our annual Energy Resources Tour.
Interested in Solar? Learn more about Beltrami Electric Cooperative's community solar garden, Northern Solar.