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, June 27th 10-11 am
               Wednesday, June 27th 6-7 pm


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

REGISTRATION: You may register by calling 433-8886 or by clicking HERE.

Gas Wise Kids
For students entering grades 4-6
Class limited to 20 students

You probably never think about how you get natural gas and water to your home. But hidden beneath the ground are miles and miles of utility pipe. It’s like an underground highway. This class makes kids aware of underground utilities and teaches them ways to be safe and help others be safe through a variety of videos, worksheets and hands-on demonstration!

Students will start the day in the classroom learning basic properties of natural gas and how underground utilities are delivered to your home. We’ll also talk about conservation. Then we’ll venture out of the classroom where students will have a hands on chance to try out utility equipment and experience what it’s like to be a real utility worker.

Instructor: Austin Utilities Staff Members

Date: July 25th 2018 9-11 am

Cost: FREE

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

REGISTRATION: You may register by calling 460-1706 or by clicking HERE..