Operating Hydropower Sites in Minnesota

Listed by type and owner

Utilities

Owner Dam Name County River Capacity (MW)
Minnesota Power    Blanchard Morrison Mississippi 18.0
Minnesota Power Fond Du Lac Carlton St. Louis 12.0
Minnesota Power Knife Falls Carlton St. Louis 2.4
Minnesota Power Little Falls Morrison Mississippi 4.9
Minnesota Power Pillager Morrison Crow Wing 1.5
Minnesota Power Prairie River Itasca Prairie River 1.1
Minnesota Power Scanlon Carlton St. Louis 1.6
Minnesota Power Sylvan Cass Crow Wing 1.8
Minnesota Power Thomson Carlton St. Louis 69.6
Minnesota Power Winton Lake Kawishiwi 4.0
NSP/Xcel Energy St. Anthony Hennepin Mississippi 12.0
Ottertail Power* Bemidji Beltrami Mississippi 0.7
Ottertail Power Central Otter Tail Otter Tail 0.4
Ottertail Power Dayton Hollow Otter Tail Otter Tail 1.0
Ottertail Power Friberg Otter Tail Otter Tail 0.6
Ottertail Power Hoot Lake Otter Tail Otter Tail 1.0
Ottertail Power Pisgah Otter Tail Otter Tail 0.6

Paper Companies

Owner Dam Name County River Capacity (MW)
Minnesota Power Blandin Itasca Mississippi 2.1
Intl. Falls Power Intl. Falls Koochiching Rainy 10.1
Verso Paper Sartell Stearns Mississippi 9.5
Wausau Paper Mills Brainerd Crow Wing Mississippi 3.3
Sappi Cloquet Cloquet Carlton St. Louis 6.5

Other

Owner Dam Name County River Capacity (MW)
Twin Cities Hydro Lock & Dam #1 Hennepin Mississippi 14.4
Lower St. Anthony Falls LSAF Lock & Dam Hennepin Mississippi 8.9

Cities

Owner Dam Name County River Capacity (MW)
Granite Falls Granite Falls Yellow Med. Minnesota 1.2
Hastings Lock & Dam #2 Dakota Mississippi 4.5
Lanesboro* Lanesboro Fillmore Root 0.1
Redwood Falls*       Redwood Falls Redwood Redwood 0.6
Rochester* Zumbro Wabasha Zumbro 2.3
St. Cloud St. Cloud Stearns Mississippi 8.8
Thief River Falls Thief River Falls Pennington Red Lake 0.6

Counties

Owner Dam Name County River Capacity (MW)
Blue Earth County Rapidan Blue Earth Blue Earth 4.9
Dakota County Byllesby Dakota Cannon 2.6

* These facilities do not fall under the authority of FERC.