Education Programs

For years, Austin Utilities has been providing utility service to the community of Austin. As a part of these services, we have always been committed to helping our customers understand their utility. Austin Utilities offers a variety of programs and presentation that allow our customers – young and old – to learn more about the valuable resources we provide – electricity, natural gas and water.


Learn About SOLARCHOICE Community Solar 
Solar is a hot topic in the utility world right now. For a variety of reasons from shady locations to shabby rooftops, a solar project doesn’t make sense for many homes and business. Community Solar can be a great alternative.

A community solar project—sometimes referred to as a solar garden or shared renewable energy plant—is a solar power plant whose electricity is shared by more than one household. Austin Utilities will be offering SOLARCHOICE which provides customers an opportunity to buy into a community solar project. Come to this workshop to understand more about community solar so you can decide if it’s right for you.

Instructor: Alex Bumgardner & Kelly Lady, Austin Utilities Staff Members

Date:     Wednesday, October 4th  10-11 am
              Wednesday, October 4th  6-7 pm
               Saturday, October 7th  10-11 am

Cost: 
FREE       

Location: Austin Utilities, 1908 14th ST NE, Austin MN

REGISTRATION: You may register by calling 460-1706 or by Clicking Here.


Saving Energy 101
(Conserve & Save House Call Workshop)

Are your energy bills difficult to manage? Don't know how to reduce your energy costs? This workshop will teach participants common sense ways to decrease energy use and save money on their utility bills. Participants will also be able to sign up for a comprehensive home energy audit (a $300 value) for a reduced co-pay of only $25! (normally $50 – must be an Austin Utilities customer to receive audit).

Instructor: Stacy Boots Camp is an outreach coordinator at the Center for Energy and the Environment. CEE provides practical, innovative, energy solutions for homeowners, businesses, nonprofits, and government

Date:    Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
Time:   1-2 pm or 6-7 pm
     -OR-
Date:    Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
Time:   1-2 pm or 6-7 pm

Cost: 
FREE       

Location: Austin Utilities, 1908 14th ST NE, Austin MN

REGISTRATION: You may register by calling 460-1706 or by Clicking Here.