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Archive for September, 2008

NEW revamped LED holiday lighting rebate now available!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Well, it’s about time I get a chance to announce something exciting. We’ve revamped our LED lighting rebate to include more string lengths. LED’s are quickly becoming a popular solution for a number of lighting applications, but it seems to really be taking off with holiday and decorative lighting.

It seems like every year when I go to look at the LED lighting, they’re already gone. So make sure you buy your lighting early and sending in your rebate information early too.

The deadline for sending in the LED rebate form is March 31, 2009 but beat the rush and get yours in soon.  I’ve posted the link to download the rebate form below.

If you find a good selection somewhere in town or have other applications that you use LED lighting for around the house, we’d love to hear about them.

RPU Online Access Center will be down Wednesday evening for maintenance

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

We will be doing maintenance on the RPU Online Access Center during the evening of Wednesday, September 24. During this time customers will not be able to make payments, view bills online, or update account information. This portion of the RPU web site will be down from approximately 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

2008 Environmental Achievement Award Nominations Needed!

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

RPU, along with Olmsted County are seeking nominations for the 2008 Environmental Achievement Awards. Nominees may include community members, businesses, or organizations that have made a significant contribution to environmental quality in Olmsted County.

The awards ceremony will be on January 22, 2009 at the Rochester Golf and Country Club. Winners will be noitified by mail or phone prior to the event.

Download Nomination Form

BOC Series Returns in November 2008

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Rochester Public Utilities announced today that a Building Operator Certification (BOC) Level I class is scheduled to take place at the RPU Service Center starting November 6, 2008.

The BOC class, presented by Rochester Public Utilities along with Minnesota Energy Resources, is a competency-based training and certification program that educates facility operators and managers on energy efficiency for all aspects of building.

For more information

Welcome to the new RPU blog “Behind the Meter”

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Welcome to the newly launched RPU blog “Behind the Meter”! We hope that our new blog format will offer you insight into our business and give you opportunities to provide feedback to us.



We will show you different parts of the water and electric utility that usually aren’t seen by the public, along with what it takes to keep RPU going day after day. Some of what you’ll see and hear will be fun and light, but some will be very dangerous but controlled work that employees take on each day.



The utility industry is an exciting world that we hope to share with you on a regular basis as we bring you “Behind the Meter”.




Tony Benson