|Type||Public (NYSE: ALE)|
|Headquarters||30 West Superior St.|
Duluth, MN 55802
|Area served||FL, MN, ND, WI|
|Key people||Donald J. Shippar, CEO|
|Industry||Electric Producer and Utility; Coal Mining; Real Estate|
|Revenue||$841.7 million (2007)|
|Net income||▲ $87.6 million (2007)|
|Subsidiaries||ALLETE Properties (FL)|
Minnesota Power (MN, WI)
Superior Water, Light & Power (WI)
BNI Coal (ND)
ALLETE is involved in electricity production and retail, coal mining, and real estate.
Out of its total 1,662 MW of electric generating capacity (0.2% of the U.S. total), ALLETE gets 86.7% from coal, 7.3% from hydroelectricity, and 6.0% from wood. All of ALLETE's power plants are in Minnesota.
Existing coal-fired power plants
|Plant Name||State||County||Year(s) Built||Capacity||2007 CO2 Emissions||2006 SO2 Emissions|
|Clay Boswell||MN||Itasca||1958, 1960, 1973, 1980||1073 MW||7,150,000 tons||20,407 tons|
|Taconite Harbor||MN||Cook||1957, 1967||252 MW||1,715,000 tons||14,800 tons|
|Syl Laskin||MN||St. Louis||1953||116 MW||936,000 tons||1,889 tons|
In 2005, these 3 coal-fired power plants emitted 9.8 million tons of CO2 and 37,000 tons of SO2.
Existing Coal Mines
Articles and Resources
- ALLETE Inc., BusinessWeek Company Insight Center, accessed July 2008.
- Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2005, Energy Information Administration, accessed April 2008.
- Environmental Integrity Project, Dirty Kilowatts: America’s Most Polluting Power Plants, July 2007.
- Dig Deeper, Carbon Monitoring for Action database, accessed June 2008.