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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.
Types of Electric Service
Electric rates are changing at the start of the new year, please refer to the table below for more information.
Current Electric Rates
Single Phase Residential:
Monthly Base Charge: $15.00
September – May: $0.101
Available to all single residences and also to individual apartment units.
Single Phase Commercial:
Monthly Base Charge: $18.50
September – May: $0.102
Available to commercial customers with single phase service.
Three Phase Commercial:
Monthly Base Charge: $25.50
September – May: $0.102
This rate is available to all customers with three phase service who have a calculated demand of 20 KW or less.
Large Power Three Phase Commercial:
Monthly Base Charge: $42.00
Demand Charge based on all kw:
September – May: $11.40 kw
June-August: $15.10 kw
Energy Charge (All kwh): $0.052 kw
This rate is available to all customers with three phase service with a calculated demand over 20 KW. Billing demand will be the maximum demand as measured during any 15 minute interval during the bill period.
Energy Assistance Program
Energy Assistance Programs are available for Barnesville Municipal Power Customers. Click here for more information.
Bright Energy Solutions Rebates
Dual Fuel Rates and Incentives
Off Peak Incentive Program
Dual Fuel Service Rate:
September-May: $.0470 kwh
June-August: $.1200 kwh
Water Heater Incentive Program
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.
Bright Energy Choices
We all want to protect the environment. The good news is that currently 62% of the energy which customers receive from Barnesville Municipal Power came from renewable resources including wind, solar and the hydroelectric power plants along the Missouri River. But many people want to do more. Customers may now sign-up for Bright Energy Choices, a program that lets us and our customers support the development of additional energy resources.
If you choose to participate in the program, a small premium of .005 (one-half cent) per kilowatt-hour of energy will be added to 38 percent of your kilowatt-hour usage each month. Learn more on our informational sheet. To sign-up, just complete the application form and return to City Hall. Commercial customers who wish to participate will need to contact TEC Manager Guy Swenson at 218-354-2723.
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!