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RPU warns of dangers associated with meter tampering

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) is aware of a number of recent meter tampering incidents in Rochester. Tampering with or removing an electric meter is against the law and could be fatal.

In an effort to ensure safety for customers and RPU employees, RPU is asking all customers to visually inspect their meter for tampering or damage. If you feel that someone has tried to disconnect or damage your electric meter, please contact RPU at 507.280.1500 to have it inspected.

Never go near a meter that you suspect has been tampered with and never make contact with it or try to repair it yourself. RPU lineworkers and meter technicians are trained to safely work with meters and high voltage electricity.

 

About Rochester Public Utilities

 

As the municipal utility of Rochester, Minn., for more than 110 years, RPU provides high-quality and reliable electricity to over 54,000 customers. Water customers number more than 40,000. RPU continually investigates innovative technologies to help customers realize the best value from the services they receive. Current initiatives include photovoltaic offerings, wind energy, energy and water efficient equipment, and electric vehicle charging.

 

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RPU may have a check for you!

Friday, February 16th, 2018

The unclaimed check may be from a credit on your account or a rebate check that has not been cashed. These funds must be claimed soon or, by state law, the funds will be paid to the State of Minnesota. To see if you have unclaimed funds with RPU, click here to see the most updated list.

Make sure to have a recent RPU bill available to reference your Business Partner Number.

If you see your Business Partner Number listed, contact RPU at 507.280.1500.

Proposed rates notification 9-1-17

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Rochester Public Utilities to remove cooling towers at Silver Lake Plant

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) will begin removing the cooling towers at the Silver Lake Power Plant (SLP) on Tuesday, September 5th.

Demolition of the cooling towers and work associated with the demolition is scheduled to take approximately 17 days to complete. The cooling towers have not been operational since RPU ceased coal-fired generation at the plant back in November 2013. Removing the cooling towers is necessary due to them being a fire hazard and posing operation issues.

For more information regarding the project, contact Tony Benson at 507.280.1534.

About Rochester Public Utilities

As the municipal utility of Rochester, Minn., for more than 110 years, RPU provides high-quality and reliable electricity to over 50,000 customers.  Water customers number more than 36,000.  RPU continually investigates innovative technologies to help customers realize the best value from the services they receive.  Current initiatives include fuel cell research, wind power, and photovoltaic offerings.

 

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Proposed 2018 Rate Schedule- Line Extension Rates

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

On March 28, 2017 the RPU Utility Board reviewed the proposed RPU Line Extension Rates. The board was asked to direct staff to give public notice of the proposed rates in the paper of record. The table attached below includes the proposed rates. The proposed rates are also available by calling RPU customer service 507.280.1500.

Public comment on the proposed rates will be taken up to, and during, the April 25, 2017 Board Meeting prior to the Board voting on the proposed rates. If approved, the RPU Utility Board will be recommending approval at a subsequent City Council meeting. Please contact Tony Benson at 507.280.1534 or email at tbenson@rpu.org.

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