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

Population:

817

Address:

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

Phone:

(320) 328-5318

Email:

brownton@centurylink.net

Services for Utility Customers:

The City of Brownton Public Works offers rebates to residential customers who install qualifying ENERGY STAR® appliances including quality installed central air-conditioners and air-source heat pumps, dehumidifiers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers, CFL bulbs, and LED bulbs and fixtures. Rebates are also available when you recycle your refrigerator or freezer, tune-up your central air conditioner, or get a home energy audit.   See rebate forms for details.  Applications are available online or may be picked up at the City Office.


Appliance Rebate (PDF)
Central AC Tune-Up Rebate (PDF)
Q.I. Air Conditioner/Air Source Heat Pump Rebate (PDF)
CFL Rebate (PDF)
LED Rebate (PDF)
Home Energy Audit Rebate (PDF)

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. Information about WAP can be found here.


 

The City of Brownton Public Works 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.


Lighting Retrofit (PDF)
Lighting New Construction (PDF)
VFD (PDF)
Vending Machine Controller (PDF)

For information on Custom projects, please contact the City of Brownton Public Works.

 

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