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On The Street
Planned power outage near County Road 11 takes place this morning
ALP Utilities will have a planned power outage along County Road 11 and West Lake Carlos today, Thursday, beginning at 9 a.m. The estimated duration time is two hours. This outage is related to underground construction going on in this area. A map of the affected area can be viewed...
July 28, 2016 - 8:19am
December 30, 2015
ALP rates not expected to increase next year
Customers of Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) Utilities will likely not experience a rate increase in their electric and water bills in 2016. The decision was made Dec. 21 with approval of the utilities' 2016 capital and operating budgets by the Board of Public Works. The water utility...
December 30, 2015 - 12:00am
December 16, 2015
ALP bonds upgraded by Fitch, Moody's
The credit analysis agencies of Fitch Ratings and Moody's Investors Service recently upgraded Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) Utilities' electric revenue bonds. Fitch gave ALP a rating of A+ and Moody's gave ALP a rating of A1, which are equivalent ratings. Before the upgrades,...
December 16, 2015 - 12:00am
October 2, 2015
ALP warns of utility bill scam
ALP Utilities (ALP) warns utility customers to be on guard for a scam targeting payment on their utility bill. At least three local businesses have been contacted at this point. Customers are being contacted by phone and told that their power will be turned off in a short time...
October 2, 2015 - 10:39am
December 30, 2014
ALP agrees to pay $65,000 to settle discrimination case
Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) Utilities will pay $65,000 to resolve a Minnesota Department of Human Rights’ alleged discrimination case. ALP agreed to pay its former information technology administrator Richard Hinrichs $65,000. The alleged discrimination began after Hinrichs’...
December 30, 2014 - 3:12pm
September 12, 2014
Letter: It doesn't pay to be cheap
To the editor: It was heartening to learn in John Perino’s letter that ALP is “committed to doing its part to reduce emissions” and that ALP Utilities “works hard every day to provide affordable and reliable electricity” with environmental stewardship. His laments, however,...
September 12, 2014 - 12:00am
February 20, 2014
ALP customers in Alexandria asked to check their water temperature
Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) Utilities continues to have city water customers’ water lines freeze up due to the extensive sub-zero temperatures this winter. If you notice lower than normal water pressure, do not shut your water off. Let your water run and notify ALP. ALP...
February 20, 2014 - 4:41pm
February 18, 2014
ALP issues alert over frozen water lines
Alexandria Light and Power Utilities is asking water customers to check their water temperature in an effort to reduce frozen water lines. Extensive sub-zero temperatures have caused a deeper than usual frost line, resulting in increased frozen lines. To check your water temperature,...
February 18, 2014 - 6:19am
August 26, 2013
Because of extreme heat, ALP urges residents to conserve electricty
Due to the extreme heat and humidity, Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) is nearing an all-time electrical peak. ALP encourages customers to conserve electrical energy during late morning through dusk on these hot days. ALP has more than enough electrical capacity to serve all...
August 26, 2013 - 3:08pm
July 17, 2013
Alexandria Light and Power warns customers of scams
Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) warns utility customers to be on guard for a scam targeting payment on their utility bill.
July 17, 2013 - 12:00am
July 12, 2013
Alexandria Light and Power warns customers of scam
Alexandria Light and Power is warning utility customers to be on guard for a scam targeting payment on their utility bill. At least two local businesses have been contacted at this point. The company says that customers are being contacted by phone and told that their power will...
July 12, 2013 - 10:26am
August 24, 2011
1306135 Sealed Bids - ALP Generator Project
Sealed Bids Publish August 24, 31, September 7, 2011 ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Owner: Alexandria Light and Power Address: 316 Fillmore Street, Alexandria, MN 56308 Separate sealed Bids for the construction of the Alexandria Light and Power Water Treatment Facilities Generator project...
August 24, 2011 - 12:00am
January 26, 2011
Fire causes rusty water for ALP customers
Because of the fire at SunOpta in Alexandria, Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) experienced a large amount of water running through its system Friday. Because of these large flows, certain water mains in the city are being scoured and discolored water is showing up in customers' taps. In...
January 26, 2011 - 12:00am
January 21, 2011
Perino appointed to national public power council
John Perino, a board member of Alexandria Light and Power (ALP), was named to a one-year term on the American Public Power Association's (APPA) Policy Makers Council by APPA's board of directors. APPA is the Washington, D.C. based national service organization representing the nation's...
January 21, 2011 - 12:00am
October 8, 2010
New transmission agreement expected to save city millions
A new agreement between Alexandria Light and Power (ALP) and its electricity provider, Missouri River Energy Services (MRES), is good news. It's expected to save the city of Alexandria about $218,000 in 2011 and $3.49 million over the next 10 years. The savings are the result of...
October 8, 2010 - 12:00am