Grand Rapids Public Utilities

Grand Rapids Public Utilities Municipal Utility

05/03/2019
American Public Power Association

American Public Power Association

May is Electrical Safety Month! This years theme is "Electrical Safety During Natural Disasters." Learn how to prepare, weather, and recover after a storm. #PublicPower

American Public Power Association
04/16/2019
American Public Power Association

American Public Power Association

Washington Post: For electric utilities, sharp-toothed, daredevil squirrels are Enemy Number One ūüźŅ #PublicPower

04/14/2019

Outage update. The traffic signal at 169 and 21st St S is operational.

04/14/2019

We have an outage on the south side of town. Please be aware that the traffic signal at 169 and 21st St is out and GRPD is controlling traffic. Crews are working to restore power as quickly as is safely possible.

03/08/2019

We're experiencing an outage on the south side of town. Crews have been dispatched.

02/13/2019
01/21/2019

GRPU offices are closed Monday, January 21, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

01/04/2019

Power should be restored - please contact the office at 218-326-7024 if you still do not have power.

01/04/2019

We're experiencing a power outage in the south area of town - crews have been dispatched - will post when we have details.

City of Grand Rapids MN
12/26/2018

City of Grand Rapids MN

**The Grand Rapids Public Works Department will be plowing snow consecutive mornings starting Thursday (12/27) morning at 4:00 a.m. through Friday (12/28) 4:00 p.m.**

Our City Winter Parking Ordinance will be enforced both tomorrow (Thursday) and Friday until 3:00 p.m. The City Ordinance requires vehicle owners to remove their vehicles from streets when plowing takes place.

The Grand Rapids Public Utilities office will close at noon on Christmas Eve and will be closed on both Christmas Day an...
12/21/2018

The Grand Rapids Public Utilities office will close at noon on Christmas Eve and will be closed on both Christmas Day and New Year's Day. We wish you all the best during the upcoming holidays!

11/23/2018
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A huge THANK YOU to all of our GRPU employees and customers who helped to celebrate Public Power Week!
10/12/2018

A huge THANK YOU to all of our GRPU employees and customers who helped to celebrate Public Power Week!

Public Power Week
10/12/2018

Public Power Week

COME ON IN OUT OF THE SNOW AND COLD TO CELEBRATE PUBLIC POWER WEEK WITH A CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DINNER!
10/11/2018

COME ON IN OUT OF THE SNOW AND COLD TO CELEBRATE PUBLIC POWER WEEK WITH A CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DINNER!

Get to Know Your Grand Rapids Public Utilities staff! Please come in and visit during our informal meet and greet. There...
10/10/2018

Get to Know Your Grand Rapids Public Utilities staff! Please come in and visit during our informal meet and greet. There will be a photo slide show with cookies and coffee, snacks and water!
GRPU Service Center 3:30 - 5:30 PM on Wednesday!

Happy Public Power Week! What does ‚ÄúPublic Power‚ÄĚ mean? It means reliable, affordable, environmentally responsible e...
10/10/2018

Happy Public Power Week! What does ‚ÄúPublic Power‚ÄĚ mean? It means reliable, affordable, environmentally responsible electricity that helps build strong communities. See www.grpuc.org for details of the fun events being held this week at Grand Rapids Public Utilities.

10/08/2018
10/04/2018

High winds have caused some outages this evening, specifically in the areas of LaPrairie and SW Grand Rapids. Crews have been dispatched are are working to restore power to traffic signals and then residents. Thank you for your patience.

09/24/2018
08/13/2018
07/25/2018
07/02/2018

We join our electric utility neighbor, Lake Country Power, in mourning the loss of one of their line crew employees who was killed last Friday evening while working to restore power after the summer storm. Please keep the families and employees in your prayers as they grieve.

06/29/2018

All power should be restored at this point. Please contact our office at 326.7024 if you are still experiencing a power outage.

06/29/2018

Outage Update - anticipate having Isleview and Powers Hill areas restored by 8:30 AM.

06/29/2018

We have a few outages as a result of the storm this morning. Crews have been dispatched. Will post updates as we have them.

ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE POSITION OPENINGThe Grand Rapids Public Utilities Commission is seeking qualified candidates for ...
06/25/2018
Welcome to Grand Rapids Public Utilities

ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE POSITION OPENING

The Grand Rapids Public Utilities Commission is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Electrical Maintenance.

Qualified applicants must have successfully completed a vocational training program by an accredited trade or technical school in electrical construction and maintenance, or a
minimum of 5 years of experience working in electrical construction and maintenance, and hold a State issued Class A Journeymen’s License. Additional qualifications apply. Please visit www.grpuc.org for a complete position description.

Applications are available at www.grpuc.org or by contacting the Grand Rapids Public Utilities, 500 SE 4th Street, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, 218-326-7189, Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Return completed applications, with required documentation as listed in qualifications, to Julie Kennedy, General Manager, Grand Rapids Public Utilities, 500 SE 4th Street, Grand Rapids, MN 55744. Persons selected for an interview will be required to submit a cover letter, resume, and references.
No application forms will be accepted after Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 4:30 PM. Equal Opportunity Employer

https://www.grpuc.org/index.asp?SEC=AB1B7342-A795-42B5-A93A-97C86F70E049&Type=B_BASIC

The Grand Rapids Public Utilities Commission (GRPUC) is a municipal utility established by the City of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  Utilities under the jurisdiction of the GRPUC include electric distribution, water treatment and distribution, and wastewater collection and treatment. Regu...

Grand Rapids businesses benefit from Business Energy Retrofit Program | Clean Energy Resource Teams
06/12/2018
Grand Rapids businesses benefit from Business Energy Retrofit Program | Clean Energy Resource Teams

Grand Rapids businesses benefit from Business Energy Retrofit Program | Clean Energy Resource Teams

A small business with an aging building can benefit immensely from energy efficiency upgrades, benefits such as reduced utility bills, improved building aesthetics and increased building life. However, these upgrades can be financially cumbersome to small businesses that often operate on smaller mar...

Grand Rapids Public Utilities will be closed on Monday, May 28 in honor of the Memorial Day holiday. We pause to give th...
05/25/2018

Grand Rapids Public Utilities will be closed on Monday, May 28 in honor of the Memorial Day holiday. We pause to give thanks to all of the service men and women who protect our country and hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.

05/02/2018
Welcome to Grand Rapids Public Utilities

The Grand Rapids Public Utilities will receive sealed proposals until 10 a.m. on May 11, 2018 for the 2018 Water Meter Replacement Project. The proposal form is on the Utility’s website at www.grpuc.org and may be obtained without charge.

http://www.grpuc.org/index.asp?SEC=24722D0D-FDEE-4104-8B2B-FF90E8739A96&Type=B_BASIC

The Grand Rapids Public Utilities Commission (GRPUC) is a municipal utility established by the City of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  Utilities under the jurisdiction of the GRPUC include electric distribution, water treatment and distribution, and wastewater collection and treatment. Regu...

GIS TECHNICIAN / LOCATORPUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSIONGRAND RAPIDS, MINNESOTAThe Grand Rapids Public Utilities Commission i...
04/24/2018
Welcome to Grand Rapids Public Utilities

GIS TECHNICIAN / LOCATOR
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
GRAND RAPIDS, MINNESOTA

The Grand Rapids Public Utilities Commission is seeking qualified candidates for the position of GIS Technician / Locator. The Grand Rapids Public Utilities Commission
provides electrical distribution, water and wastewater services to the greater Grand Rapids area.

Qualified applicants must have a minimum of a 2-year Associates Degree in Geography & GIS with a GIS Professional Certificate or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional qualifications apply. Please visit our website at www.grpuc.org for a complete position description.

Applications are available on the web site at www.grpuc.org or by contacting the Grand Rapids Public Utilities, 500 SE 4th Street, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, 218-326-7189, Monday-Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Return completed applications, with required documentation as listed in qualifications, to Julie Kennedy, General Manager, Grand Rapids Public Utilities, 500 SE 4th Street, Grand Rapids, MN 55744. Persons selected for an interview will be required to submit a cover letter, resume, and references.

No application forms will be accepted after Wednesday, May
9, 2018 at 4:30 PM.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Grand Rapids Public Utilities Commission (GRPUC) is a municipal utility established by the City of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.  Utilities under the jurisdiction of the GRPUC include electric distribution, water treatment and distribution, and wastewater collection and treatment. Regu...

The Grand Rapids Public Utilities (GRPU) is seeking proposals from consultants qualified and experienced in the developm...
04/13/2018
Community Solar

The Grand Rapids Public Utilities (GRPU) is seeking proposals from consultants qualified and experienced in the development, finance, and operation of solar photovoltaic (‚ÄúPV‚ÄĚ) generation.

The GRPU Commission is investigating the feasibility of constructing a Community Solar Garden within their service territory.

The following link contains the downloadable RFP file.
http://www.grpuc.org/index.asp?SEC=9CB1DA0F-61A2-4DE5-A844-D494AB394518&Type=B_BASIC

The Grand Rapids Public Utilities (GRPU) is seeking proposals from consultants qualified and experienced in the development, finance, and operation of solar photovoltaic (‚ÄúPV‚ÄĚ) generation. The GRPU Commission is investigating the feasibility of constructing a Community Solar Garden withi...

PLANNED OUTAGE NOTICE - GRPU will have a planned power outage in the area of southeast Grand Rapids to allow for proper ...
03/13/2018

PLANNED OUTAGE NOTICE -
GRPU will have a planned power outage in the area of southeast Grand Rapids to allow for proper clearance from an overhead power lines during crane operations to move a building. The outage will be from approximately 11:30 pm on Wednesday, March 14th until 4:00 am on Thursday, March 15th. Areas affected are shown within the pink lines on the attached maps. If you have any questions regarding this outage, please contact Grand Rapids Public Utilities at 218-326-7024.

GRPU Employment Opportunity - WWTF Operator
03/12/2018

GRPU Employment Opportunity - WWTF Operator

A silly squirrel caused an outage this morning on one of our main feeder lines. Areas of town south of the river were ou...
03/02/2018

A silly squirrel caused an outage this morning on one of our main feeder lines. Areas of town south of the river were out of power for about 10-15 minutes. All power should be restored at this time. Please contact our office at 218.326.7024 if you are still experiencing outage problems.

12/26/2017

LOAD CONTROL TODAY

Load Management Customers Only

GRPUC will be suspending electrical service on interruptible hot water heaters and off-peak heating equipment from 4 ‚Äď 7 pm on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Full power will be restored to all devices by 7 pm.

12/08/2017

Grand Rapids Public Utilities
will have new office hours
starting Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Our office hours will be
Monday ‚Äď Friday
8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY,
PLEASE CALL 326-4806

Good article on the rehabilitation of public infrastructure.
11/27/2017
Star Tribune

Good article on the rehabilitation of public infrastructure.

In some cases, the out-of-sight, out-of-mind infrastructure components have just been patched for decades.

11/09/2017
Load Management Customers Only
10/27/2017

Load Management Customers Only

10/04/2017
10/04/2017
10/03/2017

PUBLIC POWER WEEK SPECIAL October 2-6, 2017

Address

500 SE 4th Street
Grand Rapids, MN
55744

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30

Telephone

(218) 326-7024

Website

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