Owatonna Public Utilities is a community-owned, not-for-profit electric, water, and natural gas supplier, created by local residents more than 90 years ago to provide high quality, affordable services tailored to the unique needs of the Owatonna area.

Owatonna Public Utilities serves 12,000 electric, 9,700 water, and 10,500 natural gas customers.  Annual Revenues top $60 million, and about 2.5 percent of gross revenues are contributed to the City annually in lieu of taxes to further support the community.

To provide the high quality services Owatonna Public Utilities customers have grown accustomed to a staff of full-time professionals who provide virtually uninterrupted services on demand – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Owatonna Public Utilities is a member of the Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) from which it purchases all of its electricity. Learn more about SMMPA on their website.


We are recognized for excellence in our community, our state and nationwide.


We enhance the quality of life in our community by safely and reliably delivering customer-focused utility services.

Core Values

  • Customer Focus – They’re why we’re here
  • Safety – For ourselves, our families and our community
  • Accountability – Fully responsible for our attitudes and actions
  • Pursuit of Excellence – Going above and beyond

OPU General Manager:  Mr. Roger Warehime