East Grand Forks/ Our Communities

The city of East Grand Forks is located in northwestern Minnesota on the North Dakota border. The city lies in the Red River valley, home to some of the most fertile agricultural soil in the world. The area is home to farms growing soybeans, sugar beets, wheat and potatoes. American Crystal Sugar, the largest beet sugar producer in the United States, is a large industrial user of electricity. Because of the timing of sugar production, East Grand Forks is a winter peaking utility, unlike most other MMPA members. MMPA welcomed East Grand Forks as a member on November 1, 2004.


City of East Grand Forks Water and Light Department

Population:

7,501

Address:

PO Box 322
East Grand Forks , MN 56721

Water & Light Business Office:

(218) 773-1163

Distribution Service Center:

(218) 773-0515

Email:

ahearn@ci.east-grand-forks.mn.us

Websites:

Services for Utility Customers:

The City of East Grand Forks Water and Light Department invites residential customers to participate in these programs:

Energy Audits

Energy audits are offered to identify areas where energy is being wasted. Audits also provide suggestions to correct deficiencies.

Residential Weatherization Rebates

Rebates are available for home weatherization improvements.

Weatherization Rebate Program Information and Application Form (.DOC)

Load Management

Load Management is the active control of customer loads during periods of peak energy use. To reduce peaks, Water and Light can install devices on the customer premises that respond to a signal to reduce load when these peaks are predicted to rise above normal.

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The City of East Grand Forks Water and Light Department invites business customers to participate in these programs:

Energy Audits

Energy audits are offered to identify high heat-loss areas. Audits provide suggestions to correct deficiencies.

Energy Improvement Rebates

East Grand Forks Water and Light Department offers commercial entities in East Grand Forks rebates for installing certain types of energy improvements.
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Demand Side Management

Demand Side Management is designed to reduce energy use in commercial buildings and industrial processes. Examples include promoting the use of high-efficiency lighting and appliances, improving insulation, and installing energy-efficient motors.

Load Management

Load Management is the active control of customer loads during periods of peak energy use. To reduce peaks, Water and Light can install devices on the customer premises that respond to a signal to reduce load when these peaks are predicted to rise above normal.

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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