Hibbing Public Utilities Commission

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Hibbing Public Utilities Commission is a public utility that furnishes water and natural gas services to the City of Hibbing proper, Kitzville, and Kelly Lake in Minnesota.[1]

Existing Coal Plants

Plant State Year(s) Built Capacity
Hibbing Power Plant MN 1965, 1985, 1996 35.9 MW

"As a part of its long-term plan for its power plant, the Hibbing Public Utilities has undertaken the addition of biomass generation to its historically coal fired power plant. The project provides a necessary life extension to the power plant, converts some coal generation to biomass and diversifies the utility’s fuel mix. This allows HPU to take advantage of the most cost-effective fuel mix, further ensuring stability in steam and electrical rates to its customers. The project was commercially operational on Jan. 1, 2007, and operates under a 20-year power purchase agreement with Xcel Energy."[2]

Contact Details

Hibbing Public Utilities Commission
1902 6th Ave E
Hibbing, MN 55746-1663
Phone: (218) 262-7700
Website: http://www.hpuc.com/

Articles and Resources


  1. "Hibbing Public Utilities Commission: History", Hibbing Public Utilities Commission website, August 2009.
  2. "Hibbing Public Utilities", Hibbing, Minnesota website, August 2009.

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