Hibbing Public Utilities has served the City of Hibbing from their present location since 1919. Hibbing Public Utilities provides steam, water, natural gas, and electricity for distribution to our service area. They have four boilers; three are coal fired and one is wood fired. The wood boiler is a biomass boiler, which is woodchips, and is a renewable fuel. They have a three-member commission, which is a governing body that is appointed by the city council. Public Utilities has three steam turbine generators. One turbine can produce 21 megawatts, another can do eleven, and the last one can do six. It takes 22 megawatts to keep the city of Hibbing running. A megawatt is a unit of power. This term is often used in the context of discussing either devices that draw a great deal of power, or plants which manufacture power. They have 91 employees, 11 women and 80 men.
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