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Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) Celebrates Public Power Week, October 1-7

Friday, September 29th, 2023

September 29, 2023 – ROCHESTER, MN – Rochester Public Utilities (RPU) is celebrating Public Power Week, Oct. 1-7, along with 2,000 other community-powered, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 49 million Americans.

“This year, we are focusing on how RPU is building for the future to ensure reliable, affordable, sustainable, and customer-focused service to our community for many years to come,” said Tim McCollough, RPU General Manager. “That means we’re working hand-in-hand with customers and community leaders to make sure our utility reflects the long-term goals and needs of members of our community.”

“Since we operate right here in Rochester and serve our friends and neighbors, we care a great deal about things like customer service, helping folks save energy and money, providing reliable service, and keeping the community safe,” said McCollough. “We are proud of the work we do in Rochester.”

RPU invites community members to participate in a variety of Public Power Week events.

Activities include:

  • Visit the RPU Service Center for a FREE LED bulb during the month of October (while supplies last, one per household)
  • Follow RPU on social media to win giveaways all week long
  • Special goodie bag giveaway for children visiting the RPU Service Center during the month of October

Follow us on social media as we celebrate the week and tell us what local ownership means to you.

Today, RPU has over 200 employees that continue to serve our community.


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 58,000 customers.  Water customers number more than 41,000.  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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