LED Makeover at Great Clips

Pictured are Energy Services Representative Nancy Kelly, Princeton Public Utilities General Manager Keith Butcher, Great Clips Stylist Megan Wells, and Princeton Public Utilities Commissioner Richard Schwartz. Great Clips recently retrofitted their inefficient interior fluorescent lighting with energy-efficiency LED fixtures. The new fixtures included LED flat panel fixtures, LED recessed cans, and LED track lighting.  The […]


Pictured are Energy Services Representative Nancy Kelly, Edward Jones Owner Scott Liestman, Princeton Public Utilities General Manager Keith Butcher, and Princeton Public Utilities Commission Chair Richard Schwartz. Scott Liestman recently completed a full LED lighting retrofit project at his Edward Jones office. He replaced the older inefficient fluorescent lamps with high-efficiency LED lamps. The new […]

Discounted LED bulbs available now!

Be Bright this fall! Through December 31, while supplies last, our residential electric customers are eligible for reduced pricing on ENERGY STAR® labeled LED light bulbs at participating retailers, including Coborn’s for as little as $0.25 each (at select retailers). Supplies are limited, so get your discounted LEDs before they sell out! Discounted LEDs purchased […]

Process Improvements at Wastewater Treatment Plant Save Big

A collaborative project with the University of Minnesota and staff at Princeton’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) resulted in significant energy savings. The project involved a free site assessment by Jon Vanyo, a wastewater specialist at the University’s Technical Assistant Program. Jon discovered that the sludge aeration blowers are oversized for the current load on the […]

Custom Project Saving Energy and Reducing Maintenance Costs

Rich Chambers, Facilities Supervisor at Fairview Northland, recently upgraded their vacuum system by installing variable speed drives (VSD) on the motors. Prior to the retrofit, the motors ran at constant speed 24 hours a day. Since the system did not require 24-hour operation, the frequent starts and stops were hard on the motors and caused […]

Energy Efficient Lighting at New Restaurant

Heavenly Fresh, a family-owned restaurant, focuses on providing healthy and nutritious snacks and meals. The restaurant opened in November 2021 and is open from 7 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday, and 8 am to 2 pm on Saturday. When the Shilo family took over the space at 900 S Rum River Drive, they […]

Lighting and Refrigeration Equipment Rebates for New Grocery Store

Mike’s Discount Foods opened in November 2021 taking over the old Shopko building at 705 Northland Drive. Prior to opening, the new owners did a complete renovation of the building. They replaced over 1,750 inefficient lamps and fixtures with LED bulbs and fixtures. Mike’s received a utility rebate of $17,000 for the efficient lighting, and […]