Arlington/ Our Communities

Arlington is a small, growing city located in a rural setting 55 miles southwest of Minneapolis. Major businesses include Seneca Foods, Sibley Medical Center, the Good Samaritan Village nursing home and Scott Equipment, a manufacturer of large industrial equipment. Arlington has been involved in the delivery of electricity since the early 1900s when the city generated electricity in its old city hall. In 1992, Arlington and seven other cities joined together to form MMPA.

Clean Energy Choice

Customers deserve choice in their energy supply.  We are excited to offer the Clean Energy Choice.  Arlington’s supplier, MMPA, will provide 1 kWh from its Oak Glen Wind Farm, Hometown BioEnergy, or Hometown Wind to the power grid for each kWh you purchase.  At this time, our residential customers can purchase renewable, sustainable energy for a premium of just $0.0175 per kWh for your actual household usage.  If you use 750 kWh/month, that’s an additional $13 per month on your utility bill.  Participation in this program is voluntary and on a month-to-month basis.  There are no contracts to sign, and no long-term commitment.  Please call Arlington’s Billing Department at 507-964-2378 for more information.

City of Arlington Utility Billing Department

Population:

2,110

Address:

204 Shamrock Drive
Arlington, MN 55307

City Office:

(507) 964-2378

After Hours, Weekends & Holidays:

(507) 327-6601

City Hall E-mail:

cityhall@arlingtonmn.com

Websites:

Services for Utility Customers:

The City of Arlington Utility Billing Department invites residential customers to participate in these programs:

Home Energy Audit

The Home Energy Audit program identifies your home's energy wasters and makes it easy to discover the most cost-effective ways to save energy and money while making your home more comfortable.

If you qualify for Energy Assistance in MN, you are eligible for a free energy audit through the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).  Contact Minnesota Valley Action Council at (800) 767-7139 to see if you qualify. Information about WAP can be found here.

Residential Rebates

Rebates are offered for qualifying ENERGY STAR® appliances including quality installed central air-conditioners and air-source heat pumps, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers, CFL bulbs, and LED bulbs and fixtures. Rebates are also offered when you recycle operating refrigerators and freezers. Applications are available online and at the City Office.

2014 Rebates have expired. Please check back in early 2015.


The City of Arlington Utility Billing Department invites business customers to participate in these programs

Commercial & Industrial Rebates

Rebates are offered for customers who install high efficiency lighting, motors, vending machine controllers, and variable speed drives.

2014 Rebates have expired. Please check back in early 2015.

 

Green Power Choice

Green Power Choice is a voluntary program offered to MMPA customers. The program currently offers Hydropower and Wind Power purchased from the Minnesota Municipal Power Agency.

Why Purchase Green Power?

By purchasing green power you support increased reliance on sustainable energy sources, thereby reducing the burning of fossil fuels. Unlike fossil fuels, power generated from sustainable energy sources does not produce harmful emissions. Sustainable energy sources like water and wind are replaced naturally in the environment.

How Does it Work?

Hydropower and wind power are offered in blocks of 100 kilowatt hours for $1.75 per block. You can choose to purchase any combination of wind or hydro blocks. Signing up is easy! Simply fill out the participation form included in your monthly bill.

Green Power Choice Participation Form (PDF)