Brownton is located 60 miles west of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and is the smallest MMPA member. Over recent years, the City has worked to upgrade and improve its electrical distribution systems to provide better, more reliable service for the city and its customers. In 2007, the City completed one of the first upgrades by constructing a new substation. The substation receives electricity from the transmission system and distributes it to Brownton community consumers. In 1992, Brownton and seven other cities joined together to form MMPA.
The City of Brownton offers rebates to residential customers who purchase and install new, ENERGY STAR® appliances and lighting. Rebates are also available when you recycle your refrigerator or freezer or tune up your central air conditioner. Applications are available below, on the City website, or may be picked up at the City Office.
2017 ENERGY STAR Appliance Rebate (PDF)
2017 Central AC Tune-Up Rebate (PDF)
2017 Q.I. Air Conditioner/Air Source Heat Pump Rebate (PDF)
2017 Residential CFL Rebate (PDF)
2017 Residential LED Rebate (PDF)
If you qualify for Energy Assistance in MN, you may be eligible for a free energy audit through the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). Contact Heartland Community Action at (320) 235-0850 to see if you qualify. Information about WAP can be found here.
The City of Brownton offers rebates to business customers who install energy efficient lighting, variable speed drives, and vending machine controllers. See rebate forms for details. Applications are available online or may be picked up at the City Office.
For information on Custom projects, please contact the City of Brownton Public Works.
Clean Energy Choice
Clean Energy Choice is an affordable, low-cost way for residential electric customers to support renewable energy. The program offers residential customers with the option to elect to have 50%, 75%, or 100% of their electricity from renewable sources. This is in addition to the 17% renewable energy that is provided to all MMPA customers, as required by Minnesota law. The renewable energy for the Clean Energy Choice program comes from the Minnesota Municipal Power Agency’s renewable resources and renewable purchases from other utilities. For more information on MMPA’s renewable energy resources, click here.
What are the benefits?
- Inexpensive – From $1 – $3 per Month
- Predictable Cost – Monthly cost is fixed and not dependent on energy usage
- Easy to Sign Up – Simply click here to sign up on the Clean Energy Choice website
- Easy to Cancel – Subscription is monthly – you can cancel at anytime
How do customers subscribe?
To sign-up, visit the Clean Energy Choice website. Once customers are signed up, the subscription will appear as a surcharge on their electric bill in monthly increments – there is no minimum term commitment for Clean Energy Choice. Customers can choose to unsubscribe at any time.