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Initiating electric service requires a prepay of $50.00. This prepay is applied to your electric bill. Electric meters are read on or about the 1st of the month and bills are sent on the 25th with payment due upon receipt. A 1.5% penalty is applied to accounts not paid by the 15th of the following month. Payment may be mailed in the envelope provided, dropped off, or placed in the drop box in front of City Hall.
Electric rates are changing at the start of the new year, please refer to the table below for more information.
|Current Electric Rates|
Energy Assistance Programs are available for Barnesville Municipal Power Customers. Click here for more information.
Dual Fuel Service Rate:
- September-May: $.0470 kwh
- June-August: $.1200 kwh
Receive a $2.00 per gallon rebate for the installation of a new electric water heater with a storage capacity of at least 50 gallons, or $3.00 per gallon for new water heaters with a minimum storage capacity of 80 gallons. Water heaters must be controlled by the city's load management. Demand water heaters without storage do not qualify for this rebate.
Is the Water Heater Load Management a new program?
No. Load Management systems are very common across the nation. Barnesville’s Load Management system has been in place for 30 years! City ordinance requires that electric water heaters have a controller
installed on them. By controlling water heaters during times of
very cold weather and high demand, it lowers our peak demand for electricity; saving each of our residents hundreds of dollars each year! If we didn’t control we would have to pay a higher rate for the power we buy for the next 12 months!
Learn More: Water Heater Load Management Brochure
The city of Barnesville is 100% Carbon Free as of January 1, 2021
The City of Barnesville has constructed a Community Solar Garden on the west side of town just off 2nd Avenue SW, near the Barnesville Community Garden.
A “community solar garden” is a collection of solar panels shared with customers who don’t want to go to the expense and hassle to install and maintain a solar panel system of their own or customers with shaded roofs or even customers who might be renting an apartment!
Any Barnesville Municipal Power customer can purchase one or more of the solar panels. The cost of each panel is $775. You will receive a monthly credit on utility bill for the energy produced by your panel! In addition, you may even qualify for the 30% Federal Tax Credit for renewable energy!
To learn more about this exciting opportunity, check out our informational brochure.
If you’re ready to move forward with your purchase of one or more solar panels, click here to download the Ownership Agreement.
With the marvels of technology, residents are able to monitor the electric production of the panels at the Barnesville Community Solar Garden by just clicking on this link - Solar Garden.
If you have any questions, please contact TEC Manager Guy Swenson at 354.2292 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cogeneration and Small Power Production Tariff Report (Updated on 3-11-21)