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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 It was removed in 2018 due to outdated technology to make room for a community recreation center.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  
Kristin Johnson appointed to Board
COVID-19 Update
June 10, 2020
March, 17, 2020
Press Release
Press Release
Austin Utilities sets rates for 2020
Open House and Utility Expo
AU Awarded Best Places to Work 2019
Nov. 14, 2019
Oct. 3, 2019
April 30, 2019
Press Release
Press Release
Press Release
Austin Utilities is Earth Friendly  April 22, 2019
Press Release
Austin Utilities Receives Reliability Award
 April 4, 2019
Press Release
HeatShare Donation 2018
Austin Utilities Customers to Save on Electric Costs
January 23, 2019
November 15, 2018
Press Release
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

Natural Gas Pipeline Safety
Public Awareness & Damage Prevention