2016 Budget and Rates
Moorhead Public Service (MPS) is locally governed by a five-member board of MPS customers known as the Moorhead Public Service Commission (Commission). Each fall, the Commission has the responsibility of establishing the utility’s rates and budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Preliminary estimates indicated that rate increases for MPS customers in 2016 may be in the range of 2.5 percent to 3.5 percent for electric rates and 6.5 percent to 7.5 percent for water rates.
On December 15, 2015, the Commission approved MPS' 2016 budgets, strategic plan, and rates, which budgets include a 2.5 percent increase in electric rates and a 6.5 percent increase in water rates, along with the fourth year of an eight-year phase-in of fire protection fees.
Community Solar Garden
Moorhead Public Service began a Community Solar Garden Project in 2015. The concept behind a community solar garden is to provide an opportunity for customers to obtain solar power without having to install solar panels on their property. Capture The Sun® is the new program at Moorhead Public Service that is associated with the Community Solar Garden.
With thanks to our renewable energy customers, Moorhead Public Service expanded the original size of the Community Solar Garden from 20 kW to over 44 kW in 2015! The expanded Community Solar Garden for 2015 is fully subscribed to and construction is complete. A public dedication and open house was held on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, as part of Moorhead Public Service's celebration of Public Power Week!
Check back in 2016 for updates on the next phase of the Capture The Sun® Community Solar Garden Project!
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Drinking Water Report
2016 Budget and Rate Information
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Messages for Our Water Consumers
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"Slow the Flow"
"How Low Can You Flow?"
"Water, The Original Health Drink"
"Go Ahead, Call Me Cheap"
There is an exciting renewable energy program in Moorhead called "Capture The Energy®."
Capture The Energy was developed by Moorhead Public Service to promote renewable energy in Moorhead. If you are interested in local renewable energy, there are several ways you can participate. Click here for more information...