Sustainability Report

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About This Report

This is Otter Tail Power Company’s eighth biennial Sustainability Report. We selected its content based on the environmental, economic, and community disclosures outlined in the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards, including the GRI Electric Utilities Sector Supplement, a materiality assessment in 2018 and stakeholder feedback. This report was published in 2020 and we're reporting 2019 year-end data, unless we indicate otherwise. We will update this report in 2022, reporting on 2021 year-end data.

President of Otter Tail Power Company

A letter from President Tim Rogelstad

Otter Tail Power Company has a long-standing history of doing things with integrity. Our Sustainability Report tells Otter Tail Power Company’s ongoing story of commitment to environmental, community, and economic responsibility.

We continue to be innovative as we modernize our energy grid, enhance customers' experiences, and work toward a cleaner energy future.

We project that by 2023 our customers will receive approximately 35% of their energy from renewable resources. Carbon emissions from our owned generation resources are targeted to be 50% lower than 2005 levels by 2025 and 97% lower than 2005 levels by 2050—all while keeping residential rates among the lowest in the nation.

We'll share our progress in our next report, which will be in 2022 (based on 2021 year-end data).

Our report paints a clear picture of the responsible ways in which we meet diverse needs. The balanced approach we take is testament to our dedication to improving the quality of life in the areas in which we do business. It's about doing the right thing—for our customers and our communities. 

Resourceful. Reliable. Resilient.

President Signature

Timothy J. Rogelstad
Otter Tail Power Company

Resourceful. Reliable. Resilient.
"It's about doing the right thing—for our customers and our communities."