Bright Child Building Owner Jim Oliver received a rebate check of $2,880 from Princeton Public Utilities General Manager Keith Butcher, Energy Services Representative Nancy Kelly, and Princeton Public Utilities Commissioner Jack Edmonds. This project included a full retrofit of all their older fluorescent lamps with energy-efficient LED lamps. Annual energy savings are approximately $5,000 per […]


Troy Minske, owner of Rum River Automotive, recently replaced one hundred older fluorescent lamps with high-efficiency LED lamps. The larger investment involved upgrading their heating and cooling system to efficient mini-split air source heat pumps. Troy has experience with mini splits at his home and cabin was confident in this technology. These projects qualified for […]

Princeton Public Utilities Recognized for Reliable Electric Service to the Community

Princeton Public Utilities has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2023. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (APPA), a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities. APPA helps electric utilities track power outage and restoration data through its subscription-based eReliability Tracker service. Once per year, […]

PPU wins APPA Excellence in Safety Award for 2023

Princeton Public Utilities has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2023. The utility earned Gold status in the category for utilities with 15,000-29,999 worker-hours of annual worker exposure. More than 160 utilities entered the annual Safety Awards for 2023. Entrants were placed in categories according to […]

SMMPA and its members win Energy Star Award

Princeton Public Utilities, along with SMMPA and its other 16 members, are proud to announce that we received the 2024 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As a five-time ENERGY STAR Award Winner, Princeton Public Utilities is helping you save money and protect the environment through energy efficiency. […]

PFAS Statement

Princeton Public Utilities, under guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), continuously monitors its public water system for the presence of drinking water contaminants. Today, we were informed by the MDH that our municipal wells located at Water Treatment Plant #2 are now above the allowable drinking water standard for PFAS due to the […]