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Iconic Austin Municipal Plant Demo

The Austin Municipal Plant was an iconic Austin landmark for many years. Constructed on the 1888 site of the original municipal water plant, various additions were made to the plant through 1985. It provided the first electrification for street lighting in 1889, and in its prime provided 31 megawatts of power generation and steam for a district heating system for the community of Austin. It was removed in 2018 due to outdated technology to make room for a community recreation center.

Watch the demolition progress on our time lapse video  

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 Customers to Save on Electric Costs November 15, 2018 Press Release
Open House & Utility Expo October 3, 2018 Press Release
2nd Water Tower Open House August 21, 2018 Press Release
Water Tower Open House May 21, 2018 Press Release
AU Awarded Best Places to Work May 2, 2018 Press Release
Safety Awards April 14, 2018 Press Release
Heatshare Donation 2017 January 17, 2018 Press Release
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

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