Electric Department


The Electric Utility Department's goal is to provide a constant and reliable supply of electricity to our customers.  They are also responsible for maintaining and operating a back up generation system as well as installing and maintaining the infrastructure of the electric utility.


Heartland Energy (HE)

Lake Crystal Municipal Utilities purchases their power from Heartland Energy. Visit their website at www.heartlandenergy.com to learn more about them and the rebate programs they have to offer Lake Crystal Municipal Utility Customers.


Energy Audit

If you are interested in having an Energy Audit done in your home please contact City Hall.

(507) 726-2538 Ext #3 or click here to send an email.


Solar Panels

Lake Crystal Municipal Utilities (LCMU) has adopted a Solar Interconnection Process and Requirements Policy for those interested in installing qualifying co-generation facilities operating in parallel with LCMU in their home or business.  A Building Permit is also required for installing solar panels. Please allow 7-10 business days for processing of the building permit.


Click here for more information regarding utility applications, billing, payments, and suspension of services.


Energy Assistance Programs

  • Minnesota Valley Action Council (MVAC)  - This program provides funds to assist low income households to be able to pay for heating & energy bills. Please visit MVAC's website for eligibility requirements and applications or call (507) 345-6822. 
  • HeatShare Program - Salvation Army Program that provides emergency utility assistance with no place left to turn. The program is funded in part by Salvation Army donors and customers of local utility companies. Funds are typically used to pay for natural gas, oil, propane, wood, electricity and emergency furnace repairs. To learn more about the HeatShare Program visit www.heatshare.org or call (800) 842-7279.