Category: Electric

ERMU Celebrates 106th Anniversary in June

June 1, 2021

On June 1, 1915, F.D. Waterman incorporated the Elk River Power & Light Company, the first step in providing electricity to the Village of Elk River, and founding the organization that became ERMU. The company’s 200-hoursepower turbine, which was situated next to the Lake Orono Dam, had the power to illuminate around 97,500 incandescent lamps. […]

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Cordless Electric Lawnmowers Make the Cut

May 17, 2021

Cordless electric walk-behind lawnmowers certainly give more flexibility than their corded cousins, but how do they compare with gasoline-fueled lawnmowers? According to Consumer Reports, cordless electric mowers offer cleaner and quieter running, as well as easy maintenance. Is a cordless electric model right for your lawn? Let’s take a look. How cordless electric mowers work Conventional […]

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Lineworker Appreciation Day

April 19, 2021

Sunday, April 18, is National Lineworker Appreciation Day. This is a day to recognize the efforts of the men and women who keep the nation running by maintaining an electric grid that crisscrosses the country, above ground and below, until it connects to each and every one of our homes to reliably provide a service […]

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Public Power Week 2020

October 16, 2020

October 4-10 is nationally recognized as Public Power Week, a time when ERMU likes to help customers understand what public power is and how it benefits their community. As a municipal utility, we are owned by those we serve and governed by members of the community. Every decision we make and action we take is […]

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