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Proposed 2024 and 2025 budget and rate increase notification

Wednesday, September 27th, 2023

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2023 Recommended Budget Presentation

Thursday, August 11th, 2022

Click here for the 2023 Recommended Budget Presentation from the August 10th Special RPU Board Meeting.

RPU Proposed Rate Increase for 2022

Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

On August 31 2021, the RPU Utility Board directed staff to give public notice of the proposed increase to general electric rates and general water rates for 2022 by 2.5% (3.5% for residential electric customers) in the paper of record. 

Changes in the electric rates will result in an average monthly increase of $2.29 for the average residential customer.

Changes in the water rates will result in an increase of $0.57 for the average residential water customer. 

Public comment on the proposed rates will be taken at the September 28, 2021, and October 26, 2021 RPU Board Meetings prior to the Board voting on the proposed budget and rate increase. If approved, the Board will recommend approval by the City Council which is currently scheduled on December 6, 2021.

Please contact Tony Benson at 507-280-1534 or email at

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2020 Rate Change Notification

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

RPU November 13 Board Meeting Moved to November 20

Friday, November 9th, 2018

The RPU Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 13th has been moved to Tuesday, November 20th. The agenda will be dedicated to the 2019 budget, which includes the proposed rate adjustments for 2019 for both electric and water.

The November 20th meeting will be held at the usual time of 4pm in the RPU Board Room at the RPU Service Center. All RPU Board Meetings are open to the public and allow for public comment at the beginning of each meeting.

For more information regarding RPU Board Meetings, 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 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.