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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As we wrap up an eventful week for municipal utilities, we want to recognize the value of Public Power nationwide. PPU, like all public power utilities, is governed by a group of ratepayers just like you. Please contact the office or a member of the PUC to learn more. The PUC consists of: Greg Hanson, […]
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NEWS RELEASE: Princeton Public Utilities Wins APPA Safety Award Washington D.C., March 29, 2022— Princeton Public Utilities (PPU) has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2021. The utility earned Honorable Mention in the category for utilities with 15,000-29,999 worker-hours of annual worker exposure. “In our industry, […]
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We are celebrating Women’s History Month by recognizing some of the past leaders of Princeton Public Utilities. There are many and we would like to specifically recognize Maureen Gould, Connie Wangen (first female PPU General Manager), Cindy Lakeberg, and Mindi Siercks (first female PPU Commissioner). Enjoy these old photos and help us thank them for […]