Villisca Municipal Power Plant

Villisca Municipal Power Plant Serving the residents of Villisca since 1936.
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So, you want to cover up those unsighly electrical cords?  Don't do it! Putting cords under rugs or furniture is a safet...
06/04/2020

So, you want to cover up those unsighly electrical cords? Don't do it! Putting cords under rugs or furniture is a safety hazard. Cords could become crushed or frayed and you wouldn't be able to see the damage. Instead, keep all electrical cords safely in sight and protected by appropriate covers.

Here are more tips for SAFETY USING EXTENSION CORDS:

*Use extension cords on temporary basis only. If necessary add extra outlets or place electrical devices closer to an outlet.

*Replace any worn or frayed extension cards and inspect them before use.

*Don't overload extension cords by using them to plug in appliances that draw more watts than the cord rating.

*Use only extension cords with three-prong plus for devices with three-prong plugs.

*Never use nails or staples to attach a cord to a baseboard or other surfaces.

For more tips on how to keep your home and family free from harm, see Electrical Safety from the National Fire Protection Association.

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If you’re planning to build or move a grain bin, either on your property or for someone else, you need to be familiar wi...
05/29/2020

If you’re planning to build or move a grain bin, either on your property or for someone else, you need to be familiar with Iowa’s law on required distances from overhead electric lines. This law was put in place to provide protection from the hazard of contacting overhead electric lines to anyone working around grain bins with augers, elevators, or other equipment. As your electric service provider, we’re responsible for ensuring that these specifications are met. In fact, in any situation where minimum clearance requirements are not observed, the utility may refuse electric service.
So if a new grain bin is on your list of projects, please give us a call. We will work with you in developing a site plan for your project. Thank you.....

05/20/2020
Best wishes from VMPP
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Best wishes from VMPP

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Villisca Municipal Power Plant's cover photo
04/20/2020

Villisca Municipal Power Plant's cover photo

04/08/2020
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to VMPP Employee Dominick Sexton!  Thank you for all you do!  Enjoy your day!
04/08/2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to VMPP Employee Dominick Sexton! Thank you for all you do! Enjoy your day!

Long time retired VMPP employee, Donnie Patterson passed away last Monday, March 30 at the age of 89.  He started workin...
04/06/2020

Long time retired VMPP employee, Donnie Patterson passed away last Monday, March 30 at the age of 89. He started working at the Villisca Municipal Light and Power Plant in 1953 until he retired, and then he came out of retirement to work as a superintendent at the power plant until he retired for good after 44 years. Donnie had a great passion, knowledge, and history for VMPP. We will miss his infectious smile and all his great stories. VMPP was honored to lead the procession for his services. RIP Donnie....

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Good morning from VMPP!!
03/20/2020

Good morning from VMPP!!

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CLEAN YOUR FACILITY THIS SPRING AND SAVESpring cleaning is an annual ritual practiced by millions of homeowners across t...
02/14/2020

CLEAN YOUR FACILITY THIS SPRING AND SAVE
Spring cleaning is an annual ritual practiced by millions of homeowners across the country. Commercial and industrial facilities can also benefit from a deep cleaning at least once per year, and spring is the perfect time. Deep cleaning not only enhances the appearance of your building, it also improves indoor air quality and lowers your operating costs. Spruce up the following areas.

Cooling system. Keeping your cooling system clean is an effective, cost-saving measure that's often overlooked. Most air conditioning units remain dormant throughout the winter. Dust and dirt buildup in system components, ductwork and vents can lead to lingering odors and indoor air quality issues, as well as maintenance problems and higher operating costs. Have your system cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional. A clean system helps keep employees healthy and productive.

Windows. A significant amount of dirt and grime builds up on windows during the winter. Washing windows will improve the appearance of your building, brighten the indoor environment and the added daylight — combined with dimming controls — can save money by reducing your need for costly artificial light. Increased amounts of daylight have also been shown to improve employee productivity.

Lighting systems. Dust buildup on lamps and fixtures reduces their effectiveness and lowers light levels. Cleaning lamps, fixtures and lenses brightens your facility and increases lighting efficiency. When employees can see better, the quality of their work improves and the potential for costly accidents is reduced.

Floors. Soiled carpets and dirt buildup in corners and under furniture and equipment often results in indoor air pollution and other contaminants, which may cause allergies and respiratory problems. Cleaning hard surface flooring helps prevent falls.

Walls and ceilings. Dirt collects on walls and ceilings, reducing the amount of light they reflect. Cleaning or painting walls in small rooms will help to brighten the work area and enhance the effectiveness of natural lighting while improving productivity.

Machinery. Motors use a substantial amount of energy in production facilities and many commercial buildings. Overheating can result from the accumulation of dirt and other foreign matter on motor components, causing excessive wear and reducing overall efficiency. After cleaning the outside of the motor to remove dirt and grease, carefully disassemble the unit and thoroughly clean all parts.

Outside. Washing the building's exterior and sprucing up your landscape makes your facility more attractive to employees, visitors and customers. Sealing and weatherstripping doors and windows improves comfort and efficiency. For long-term savings, plant leafy trees around the south and west sides of your facility. They provide cooling shade in summer and, when the leaves fall, allow the warm sun to shine through on cold winter days.

Clean green
Using green cleaning products isn't only good for the health of your indoor environment, it can help enhance your public image, too. A Harris Interactive poll found that 84% of adults prefer to do business with companies using environmentally friendly products and practices. Select cleaning products that are Green Seal certified or meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Safer Choice program requirements.

~courtesy of SIMECA

Yesterday was VMPP Board Chairman aka Darwin Williams birthday!  If you see him out and about today wish him belated Hap...
02/10/2020

Yesterday was VMPP Board Chairman aka Darwin Williams birthday! If you see him out and about today wish him belated Happy Birthday! Thank you for all you do!

02/07/2020
ENERGY USAGE AT SUPER BOWLSThink about the energy used for Super Bowl events.  They are held at enormous stadiums.  Ther...
01/31/2020

ENERGY USAGE AT SUPER BOWLS
Think about the energy used for Super Bowl events. They are held at enormous stadiums. There is an electrifying halftime show. The game is broadcast live to millions of homes.
The halftime show is not the only thing that generates massive energy consumption there is also lighting, scoreboards, speaker systems, and a host of other energy-sucking tasks. In 2013, Dallas’ AT & T Stadium peaked at 10 megawatts which does not include the usage for the City of Dallas.
The city where the game is held will be anticipated to hit its absolute peak. Hotels and highways will be filled to capacity along with sports bars and restaurants. TV’s will be streaming the game not only in Miami but all over the US.
Take a look at the “Super Bowl Curve” from the 2018 game held at Minneapolis. They peaked at the beginning of the game at 105,706 MW. The decline that is shown in the curve indicates football fans sitting down enjoying the game. Please watch the short video attached to learn more about load and demand during the Super Bowl.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx1Viry2xdM

01/24/2020
NOTICE OF PROCEDURE FOR REQUESTING INFORMATION FROM OR REGISTERING COMPLAINTS WITH VILLISCA MUNICIPAL POWER PLANT (VMPP)...
01/17/2020

NOTICE OF PROCEDURE FOR REQUESTING INFORMATION FROM OR REGISTERING COMPLAINTS WITH VILLISCA MUNICIPAL POWER PLANT (VMPP) CONCERNING ELECTRICITY SERVICE

Persons desiring to request information from or register complaints with VMPP conerning electricity service may do so by contacting:

VILLISCA MUNICIPAL POWER PLANT
101 S U AVE
VILLISCA IA 50856
(712) 826-3192
[email protected]

If the utility has not been able to help you with your problem concerning your electricity service, you may contact the Iowa Utility Board (IUB) toll free at 1-877-565-4450. You may also write the IUB at 1375 E. Court Ave., Room 69, Des Moines, IA 50319-0069 or by email at customer @iub.iowa.gov

BE ENERGY EFFICIENT IN YOUR KITCHEN*Switch to LED bulbs*Reheat small portions in the microwave*Keep your fridge between ...
01/10/2020

BE ENERGY EFFICIENT IN YOUR KITCHEN
*Switch to LED bulbs
*Reheat small portions in the microwave
*Keep your fridge between 35-38 degrees F
*Bake in batches
*Run your dishwasher with full loads
*Fix leaky faucets
*Cover pots and pans
*Match the size of pots to the size of the burners

You can try to hide from energy waste, but it'll still show up on your utility bills.  The truth is, adding insulation t...
01/03/2020

You can try to hide from energy waste, but it'll still show up on your utility bills. The truth is, adding insulation to your attic is nothing to be afraid of. In fact, it's one of the most cost-effective energy-saving measures you can take, making your home comfortable and efficient all year long.

Some key steps for ensuring the proper installation of attic insulation include:

Seal all attic air leaks, especially chases, dropped ceilings, wiring and plumbing penetrations, light fixtures and bathroom fans. Most insulation does not stop air flow.

Install blocking (metal flashing) to maintain clearance requirements (usually three inches) for heat-producing equipment found in an attic, such as flues, chimneys and exhaust fans.

Use only insulated ceiling (IC) rated recessed lights which are airtight and can be covered with insulation.

Select insulation levels that meet or exceed the recommended R-values provided by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Locate the attic access in an unconditioned part of the house if possible. Otherwise, weatherstrip the attic access and insulate it by attaching insulation to the cover or by installing an insulated cover box.

If you've added the appropriate amount of insulation and you're still losing energy, air leaks could be the culprit. Form more information, see Attic Air Sealing from ENERGY STAR.

Villisca Municipal Power Plant's cover photo
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Villisca Municipal Power Plant's cover photo

12/27/2019

10 RESOLUTIONS FOR AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT NEW YEAR

10. Turn off lights when you are the last one to leave a room.
9. Switch to energy-efficient, longer lasting LED bulbs.
8. Have your heating and cooling system inspected by a qualified professional.
7. Change furnace filters regularly according to manufacturer's instructions.
6. Adjust the thermostat to save energy at night or when no one's home.
5. Unplug battery chargers when they are not charging anything.
4. Take shorters showers.
3. Fix water leaks as quickly as possible.
2. Install water-efficient shower heads and faucet aerators.
1. Purchase only ENERGY STAR certififed high-efficiency appliances and devices.

Villisca Municipal Power Plant's cover photo
12/27/2019

Villisca Municipal Power Plant's cover photo

And the winners of the 3rd Annual "Shine Your Light Contest" are....1st Place receiving a $125 VMPP voucher:  Brandy Spa...
12/20/2019

And the winners of the 3rd Annual "Shine Your Light Contest" are....

1st Place receiving a $125 VMPP voucher: Brandy Sparks and Howard Cooney

2nd Place receiving a $100 VMPP voucher: Cheryl TenEyck and Ken Herbert

3rd Place receiving a $75 VMPP voucher: Joey and Tom Fengel

Judging took place Dec. 11. The judges were:
VMPP Superintendent, Kyle Yates
Villisca's Mayor, Marilyn Halda
Villisca's City Clerk, Kadee Myers
and Villisca Review Stanton Viking Owner, Elishia Houser

There were many great lights this year and the judges espressed difficulty in choosing. Thank you to all who participated!

Happy Holidays from VMPP

Address

102 N U Ave
Villisca, IA
50864

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 16:00
Thursday 07:00 - 16:00
Friday 07:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(712) 826-3192

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Thanks to the wonderful fine line men with the Villisca Municipal Power Plant! Thank you for coming into work early this morning and giving me, as well as other's in the community, the joy of getting our power back on! You are my HERO!