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 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)
More Information

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.

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)
More Information


 

 

Buffalo Municipal Electric invites business customers to participate in these programs:

Commercial & Industrial Lighting and Motors 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)
VFD (PDF)
Vending Machine Controller (PDF)
More Information


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