Public Utilities Infrastructure Information for Minnesota

Use this site to find GIS data, maps and statistics that show information about Minnesota's public utilities infrastructure.

Electric Power

Energy sources

Transmission lines and substations

Service areas

  • Minnesota
    • Detailed official statewide electric utility service area boundaries are available. With funding from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC), MnGeo had the original paper boundary maps scanned and converted them to a GIS format. The PUC and electric utility companies operating in Minnesota have reviewed the data, although some boundary changes are still being updated and continue to be under review.
    • Xcel Energy: very generalized map of the company's service areas in 8 states, including Minnesota.
  • National

Natural Gas and Ethanol

Natural gas pipeline locations

  • National
    • National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) (restricted distribution)
      The NPMS GIS data set is overseen by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration working with other federal and state agencies and the pipeline industry. It contains the location and selected attributes of the major gas transmission and hazardous liquid transmission pipelines, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities operating in United States and other offshore entities. Distribution of NPMS GIS data is limited to pipeline operators and local, state, and federal government officials.
    • North American natural gas system maps and GIS data: available for purchase
    • North American natural gas maps and GIS data: available for purchase

Natural gas utility service areas

MnGeo is not aware of any maps or GIS data showing the detailed boundaries of Minnesota's natural gas utility service areas.

Gas fields


Water supply systems

Public water supplies are built and administered locally but there is state (Minnesota Department of Health) and federal (Environmental Protection Agency) oversight through the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Minnesota Water Well Construction Code. MDH administers the federal regulations and requires that all public water supplies community and non-community report water quality information to them.

Sewer systems

Additional utility map, data and information resources

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