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 It was removed in 2018 due to outdated technology to make room for a community recreation center.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 time lapse video.

Cold Weather Rule

The Minnesota cold weather rule applies from October 1 to April 30. The rule provides that a utility cannot disconnect your residential electric service during the winter if the customer meets certain requirements.  Learn more.