Brownton/ Our Communities

Brownton is located 60 miles west of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and is the smallest MMPA member. The City is upgrading and improving electrical distribution systems to provide better, more reliable service for the city and its customers. One of the first upgrades was the construction of a new substation in summer 2007. 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.

City of Brownton Public Works




528 2nd St. North
PO Box 238
Brownton, MN 55312


(320) 328-5318


Services for Utility Customers:

The City of Brownton Public Works 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.

Home Energy Audit Application (PDF)
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If you qualify for Energy Assistance in MN, you are 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. Infomration 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.

Appliance (PDF)
Central AC Tune-Up (PDF)
Q.I. Air Conditioner/ Air Source Heat Pump (PDF)
Residential CFL (PDF)
Residential LED (PDF)
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The City of Brownton Public Works 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.

Lighting Retrofit (PDF)
New Construction Lighting (PDF)
Motor Efficiency (PDF)
Vending Machine Controller (PDF)
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** NEW! For a limited time, earn an additional $10 per fixture when you retrofit T12 lighting with qualifying T8s and T5s. Offer vaild June 1 - November 30, 2014**
T12 Bonus Incentive (PDF)

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