Rochester Public Utilities

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Rochester Public Utilities (RPU), a division of the City of Rochester, MN, is the largest municipal utility in the state of Minnesota. RPU serves over 47,000 electric customers and over 35,000 water customers, and has revenues nearing $100 million annually.[1]

Existing Coal Plants

Plant State Year(s) Built Capacity
Silver Lake Plant MN 1948, 1953, 1962, 1969 99 MW

Pulverized bituminous coal is the primary fuel, and it is supported by natural gas. Approximately 50 employees staff SLP.[2]

Contact Details

Rochester Public Utilities
4000 East River Road
Rochester, MN, 55906
Phone: 507-280-1500 or 800-778-3421

Articles and Resources


  1. "RPU-About Us", Rochester Public Utilities website, August 2009.
  2. "RPU-Facilities-Power" Rochester Public Utilities website, August 2009.

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