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Our Utility Rates are Causing Quite a Buzz

Minnesota's electric cost is competitive and exempt from sales tax. The annual rate of electricity for commercial users is lower than the U.S. average.

A typical data center using 120 to 200 million watts of electricity annually can save millions of dollars by locating in Minnesota. Our electric utilities have one of the nation's highest reliability rates. All electric utilities statewide offer special high-use rates and backup power programs to select customers.

Special incentives, lower business taxes, lower energy costs, top-shelf infrastructure and a highly skilled workforce make it more attractive than ever to build data and network operation centers in Minnesota. Read our Fact Sheet on Data Centers.

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