Watering Restrictions

Princeton Public Utilities (PPU) has been notified that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has determined that the state is now in the drought warning phase. We thought that this would be a good time to remind everyone of the City of Princeton’s Lawn Watering Limitations Ordinance (City Ordinance 940.03). Important points to remember […]

Freshwaters United Methodist Church Receives Rebate

Princeton Public Utilities General Manager Keith Butcher and Energy Services Representative Nancy Kelly present Freshwaters UMC representatives with $715 in rebates for upgrading their indoor lighting to energy-efficient LEDs. The church representative included Pastor Kevin Fox, Trustee Pat Talberg, United Methodist Women Rep Clarice Harman, and Trustee Skip Harman. Pastor Fox commented, “I couldn’t help […]

Tucs Equipment Receives Rebate

Princeton Public Utilities General Manager Keith Butcher (left) and Energy Services Representative Nancy Kelly (right) presented Tucs Equipment Inc Owner, Marty Tucs with $3,466 in rebates for upgrading their lighting to energy-efficient LEDs. The project included retrofits of all the 6-lamp fluorescent light fixtures in the production areas. Marty stated, “It was like a whole […]

PUC Congratulates Geoffrey Skeim for winning MMUA’s Tom Bovitz Memorial Scholarship Award

At the May Princeton Public Utilities’ Commission meeting, Commissioners congratulated Geoffrey Skeim for winning First Place in the Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association’s (MMUA’s) Tom Bovitz Memorial Scholarship Award Competition.  In attendance was Steve Downer, MMUA Director of Communications and Member Relations.  Steve emphasized that Minnesota municipal utilities view electricity as a service to be provided […]

Coborn’s Receives Rebates for Refrigerated Display Cases

Princeton Public Utilities General Manager Keith Butcher (left) and Energy Services Representative Nancy Kelly (center) present Coborn’s Store Director Logan Marxhausen with a $15,370 rebate check for their energy efficiency efforts. The project included upgrades to their refrigerated coolers. The new coolers have LED lights, efficient motors, and energy-saving doors. In addition to the new […]

Mille Lacs County Fairgrounds Receives LED Rebate

Princeton Public Utilities General Manager Keith Butcher, Princeton Public Utilities Commissioner Greg Hanson, and Energy Services Representative Nancy Kelly presented Mille Lacs County Agriculture Society Board President, Michele McPherson with $3,779 in rebates for upgrading their lighting to energy-efficient LEDs. This project included many buildings. These projects were funded by grants from the MN Dept […]