Approximately 20% of our energy is purchased from Western Area Power Administration (WAPA). Western Area Power Administration markets and delivers reliable, cost-based hydroelectric power and related services within a 15-state region of the central and western U.S.
The remaining 80% of our energy is purchased through Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) from generation at the Laramie River Station in Wyoming, Point Beach Nuclear Plant in Wisconsin, along with various other resources including wind and hydro. The Laramie River Station is a coal-fired electric generating station located six miles east of Wheatland, WY. It is recognized as one of the most highly efficient, cleanest-operating electric generating stations technically feasible. The plant's sophisticated environmental control equipment, which cost more than $300 million, protects the land, air and water. Laramie River Station itself was constructed for a cost of $1.6 billion and has a total generating capacity of 1,650 megawatts (MW). MRES is a joint-action agency with 61 member communities in the states of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
Odd/Even Sprinkling Schedule:
Each year on Earth Day, April 23rd, MMU's odd/even sprinkling schedules goes into effect.
This schedule helps conserve water and balance out the demand on our water filtration plant.
If the last digit of your business number is an odd number, you may water on odd numbered
calendar days. If the last digit of your business is an even number, you may water on even
numbered calendar days.