Redwood County MN Utilities

Find Redwood County, Minnesota utilities. Utilities provide information on public services including electricity (power and light companies), oil and gas (home heating and cooking), waste and sewage companies.

Morgan City Gas Utility 119 Vernon Avenue Morgan MN 56266 507-249-6784

Redwood Electric Cooperative 60 Pine Street Clements MN 56224 507-692-2214

Redwood Falls Power Plant 101 East Bridge Street Redwood Falls MN 56283 507-627-8430

About Redwood County Utilities

Redwood County Utilities are business enterprises that provide essential public services including electricity, natural gas, water, and sewer services in Redwood County, MN. Because of the infrastructure required to deliver services, a monopoly is often the most economical way for an utility service to operate. Redwood County Public Utility Companies serve all of the customers for a particular service in Redwood County.

You may contact Utilities for questions about:
  • Redwood County Utilities billing and payments
  • Sewer rates and water bills
  • Setting up Utilities
  • Power outages
  • Natural gas hookups
Public & Private Utility Companies

Utilities in Redwood County, Minnesota may be publicly owned enterprises or private companies. In both cases, the primary source of revenue supporting the Utility is user fees paid by customers. In the case of publicly owned Utilities, the assets of the Utility are owned by the Redwood County Government Utilities Department, but it operates as a self-sustaining public enterprise supported by its own revenues rather than relying on taxes to fund operations.

Public Utilities Commissions in Redwood County, Minnesota

In Minnesota, Utilities are regulated by the Redwood County Public Services Commissions or Public Utilities Commission. Public Services Commissions are necessary when monopolies exist or in cases where competition is very limited, to ensure that Redwood County consumers receive safe, reliable, and reasonably priced services from competent and financially viable companies. Redwood County Utilities must receive approval for the rates they charge and they are also required to demonstrate to the Redwood County Public Services Commission that they have plans to maintain an infrastructure capable of supporting current and future demand for services.

Electric Utilities

Redwood County Electric Utilities are the most likely to function as a hybrid of monopoly and competitive services. Only one system for transmitting and delivering electricity to customers is feasible in a given service area such as Redwood County, MN. Therefore, transmission and distribution of electricity operates as a monopoly and customers do not have a choice when selecting their Redwood County electric power company. However, the electricity in the Redwood County electric grid may come from numerous suppliers.

Water Utilities

Water Utility Services in Redwood County provide potable tap water directly to residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional customers through a distribution system.

Sewer Utilities

Redwood County Sewer Service Companies receive wastewater from customers via sanitary sewers at a wastewater treatment plant. The Sewer Utility treats the wastewater to reduce pollutants before it is released into Redwood County waterways.

Natural Gas Utilities

Redwood County Natural Gas Companies are essentially local distribution companies that deliver natural gas, received from large capacity interstate or intrastate pipelines, to individual customers through small diameter distribution pipelines.