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Worthington Public Utilities (WPU) has received notification from our Regional Transmission Organization that there may be a shortage of electric generation capacity over the summer and that they may need to issue Energy Emergency Alerts (EEA's) in order to assure adequate generation to meet electric demand.

There are various levels of EEA's that may be issued ranging from a request to voluntarily reduce electric usage (Level 2) to a requirement for utilities, including WPU, to reduce electric demand on the system through the implementation of rolling blackouts throughout the community (Level 3).

In addition to using local radio, our website ( and the City of Worthington Facebook page to notify customers of any EEA's issued, we will also be using the Nixle system currently used by Nobles County for severe weather alerts and other important information.

In order to stay informed, Worthington Public Utilities encourages all of our customers to subscribe to Nixle alerts.  You can begin receiving Nixle alerts by texting 56187 to 888777.  You may also subscribe by going to

This is a free service and is a great way to stay informed of any energy emergency alerts or severe weather watches or warnings that may be issued for our area.

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Wpu News

Winners of Worthington Public Utilities Public Power Week Drawing
Oct 19, 2022

As part of a national observance, Worthington Public Utilities celebrated Public Power Week from October 2-8, 2022, along with more than 2,000 other communities whose electric utilities provide electricity to more than 49 million people across
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Water Softener Replacement Rebates Are Now Available
Aug 5, 2022

Worthington Public Utilities is now offering a water softener replacement rebate program to residential and commercial customers.  The goal of the program is to replace older, less efficient existing water softeners with new, higher efficiency
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Helpful Links

City of Worthington The Salvation Army Heat Share Program Gopher State One Call WPU Rebate Program