Electric Department

The City of Roseau owns and maintains the electrical distribution system within the Roseau city limits including distribution lines, transformers, switches, and street lights. The City of Roseau is also an owner/member of the Northern Municipal Power Agency which has a 30% ownership interest in the Coyote Station coal fired electrical generation plant in Buehlah, North Dakota.  Coyote Station is operated by Otter Tail Power Company on behalf of all owners (Otter Tail, NMPA, Montana-Dakota Utilities, and Northwestern Utilities). NMPA contracts with Minnkota Power System to act as its management agent for its power supply. The City of Roseau purchases its power from NMPA whom provides electricity through two substations, one located near Polaris Industries on 6th Street SW and the other located on 11th Avenue NE.

The City contracts with the Roseau Electric Cooperative for lineman services to perform maintenance, inspections, and upgrades to the City's electrical distribution system.  To report a power outage call 218-463-1543.

Distributed Energy Generation - The Roseau Municipal Electric Department partners with Star Energy to manage our interconnection process for all large distributed energy generation including wind and solar generation systems.  For more information on installation of wind and solar generating systems follow this link: https://www.novapowerportal.com/Home/Index/65