Your Electric Service
We strive to provide value to the service that you receive. RPU provides several ways in which you can save and reduce your energy bill. Check out some of the following pages: Conserve & Save® Rebates, Energy Audits, and Home Energy Reports.
For questions about our rates please contact RPU Customer Service at 507.280.1500 or 800.778.3421
A residential service is defined as individual private dwellings and individually metered apartments. Electricity is supplied at one point of delivery and measured through one meter. Existing multi-unit dwellings with less than three units and metered separately are also included.
Your electric bill consists of four monthly elements: the Energy Customer Charge, the Energy Charge, the Clean Air Rider, and the Power Supply Adjustment.
The Energy Customer Charge is a set charge for all residential customers regardless of energy usage. This charge covers the cost to maintain facilities and infrastructure to continue supplying customers with reliable electricity. This charge can include items such as meters, distribution poles, safety equipment, miscellaneous supplies, and account administration.
The Energy Charge is calculated according to the metered kilowatt-hours (kWh) consumed during the billing period. The per kWh rate is multiplied by the metered usage for the set billing period. There is nothing else included in this rate except for the energy consumed.
Non-Summer months are January through May and October through December. Summer months are June through September.
The Clean Air Rider covers the bond payments for the Emission Reduction Project (ERP). The amount that customers pay on the clean air rider is dependent on energy usage. The rate of the clean air rider will charge each year depending on the debt service payment schedule. The payments are scheduled to be complete by 2030.
The Power Supply Adjustment is charged if the cost to supply customers with the electricity needed exceeds projections. This adjustment is made in cases such as high fuel costs, higher market pricing for electricity, or the load is higher than projected. This adjustment is based on usage.
We offer special rates for high efficiency HVAC systems and duel fuel homes. Please see the Rate Schedule for more details and how you might qualify.