Buffalo/ Our Communities

The City of Buffalo is located between the Twin Cities and St. Cloud on the shores of two recreational lakes, Buffalo and Pulaski. The lakes attracted early settlers as a source of food and recreation and still contribute greatly to the city’s quality of life. During the past 150 years, Buffalo has experienced enormous growth and development. Long known as a tourist destination, the City of Buffalo offers visitors numerous beaches, trails, parks and golf courses. MMPA welcomed the City of Buffalo as a member in 2005.


Buffalo Municipal Electric

Population:

14,500

Address:

212 Central Ave
Buffalo, MN 55313

City Administrative Offices:

(763) 682-1181

Utility Billing:

(763) 682-1001

Utilities Services Building:

(763) 682-5370

After Hours Utility Emergency:

(763) 682-1001

Utility Billing - Utility Billing Coordinator:

mary.augustin@ci.buffalo.mn.us

Utilities - Utilities Director:

joseph.steffel@ci.buffalo.mn.us

Websites:

Services for Utility Customers:

Buffalo Municipal Electric 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 Request (PDF)

If you qualify for Energy Assistance in MN, you are eligible for a free energy audit through the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP).  Contact Wright County Community Action at (320) 963 – 6500 to see if you qualify. Information about WAP can be found here.

 

 

Buffalo Municipal Electric 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 Buffalo Municipal Electric.


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