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Facility Update

In October 2014, at a special board meeting, AU Board of Commissioners voted to approve the construction of a new central facility, with a not to exceed cost of $18,677,000. Approvals were based on a schematic design by TKDA, an architectural firm based out of St. Paul.  Joseph Company, located in Austin MN, was selected to work with TKDA as Construction Manager to determine the guaranteed maximum price. The building is expected to be completed in the fall of 2016.

This video, shown at our 10/5/16 Service and Operations Center Open House, shows our constructions story and many of our building benefits
Watch construction progress on our time lapse video  
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Get a 360º view of our new Central Facility
Project Complete!  See our new Central Facility from the air.

Cold Weather Rule
The Minnesota cold weather rule applies from October 15 to April 15. The rule provides that a utility cannot disconnect your residential electric service during the winter if the customer meets the following requirements:

News Releases
Topic Date  
Austin Utilities Board Approves New Rates November 15, 2017 Press Release
Public Power & Natural Gas Week October 2, 2017 Press Release
Community Solar Demonstration Project August 7, 2017 Press Release
Retirements-Advancements August 2, 2017 Press Release
APPA Safety Award May 10th, 2017 Press Release
Community Solar May 8th, 2017 Press Release
Gas Worker Day March 14th, 2017 Press Release
Customer Survey February 3rd, 2017 Press Release
Austin Utilities Board Approves New Rates December 15th, 2016 Press Release
Downtown Plant Lights Go Out November 22nd, 2016 Press Release
Open House & Building Dedication October 5th, 2016 Press Release
Austin Utilities Retirements/Advancements June 30th, 2016 Press Release
APPA Safety Award April 15th, 2016 Press Release
Lineworker Rodeo March 28, 2016 Press Release
HeatShare Donation March 7, 2016 Press Release
Austin Utilities New Logo Unveiling February 1, 2016 Press Release

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