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HPU believes in using three fuels to balance cost and reliability for its customers, and a sustainable energy transition grounded in the reality of our northern, natural resources economy. HPU electric customers pay 11.5 cents/ KWh for 100% renewable electricity made in the community. Comparatively, my rate at home for Minnesota Power is 15.1 cents / KWh.
In the year 2016, Hibbing Public Utilities distributed 609 million cubic feet of gas this past year. This was conveyed to our customers through 93 miles of distribution mains. We receive our gas through a connection with Northern Natural Gas. HPU maintains some of the most affordable rates in the region, where our 70 employees take their role of serving their community very seriously.
Hibbing draws its drinking water from two groundwater sources. The first is a mantle of glacial drifts overlying impenetrable bedrock. The second groundwater source is called the Biwabik Iron Formation.
A portion of the steam used in the Hibbing Public Utilities turbo-generators can be extracted from the machine and fed into a steam distribution system for space or water heating by our customers. This distribution system consists of approx. 16 miles of supply pipe to feed industrial, business, and residential customers.
After nearly 100 years of providing steam service to the city of Hibbing, the Hibbing Public Utilities remains fully committed to the continued operation of the steam district heating system. This unique system has been and will continue to be a viable, effective energy source for the residents of Hibbing well into the future. As the typical heat system in Hibbing ages, the HPU realizes the need to support and assist in evaluating their systems.