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 Utilities offers rebates to residential customers who purchase and install new, ENERGY STAR® appliances and lighting. Rebates are also available when you recycle your refrigerator or freezer or tune up your central air conditioner. Applications are available below, on the City website, or may be picked up at the City Office.
- 2019 ENERGY STAR Appliance Rebate and Recycling Bonus Rebate (PDF)
- 2019 Central AC Tune-Up Rebate (PDF)
- 2019 Q.I. Air Conditioner/Air Source Heat Pump Rebate (PDF)
- 2019 Mini-Split Ductless Heat Pump Rebate (PDF)
- 2019 ECM Rebate (PDF)
- 2019 Residential LED Rebate (PDF)
If you qualify for Energy Assistance in MN, you may be 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 Utilities offers rebates to business customers who install energy efficient lighting and variable speed drives. See rebate forms for details. Applications are available below, on the City website, or may be picked up at the City Office.
- 2019 Lighting Retrofit Rebate (PDF)
- 2019 Lighting New Construction Rebate (PDF)
- 2019 VFD Rebate (PDF)
For information on Custom projects, please contact Buffalo Municipal Utilities.
Clean Energy Choice
Clean Energy Choice is an affordable, low-cost way for residential electric customers to support renewable energy. The program offers residential customers with the option to elect to have 50%, 75%, or 100% of their electricity from renewable sources. This is in addition to the 17% renewable energy that is provided to all MMPA customers, as required by Minnesota law. The renewable energy for the Clean Energy Choice program comes from the Minnesota Municipal Power Agency’s renewable resources and renewable purchases from other utilities. For more information on MMPA’s renewable energy resources, click here.
What are the benefits?
- Inexpensive – From $1 – $3 per Month
- Predictable Cost – Monthly cost is fixed and not dependent on energy usage
- Easy to Sign Up – Simply click here to sign up on the Clean Energy Choice website
- Easy to Cancel – Subscription is monthly – you can cancel at anytime
How do customers subscribe?
To sign-up, visit the Clean Energy Choice website. Once customers are signed up, the subscription will appear as a surcharge on their electric bill in monthly increments – there is no minimum term commitment for Clean Energy Choice. Customers can choose to unsubscribe at any time.