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Utilities Plus Energy Services (UPES) was formed as an independent subsidiary of the non-profit Utilities Plus organization, which is a Joint Powers Agreement between the Central Minnesota Municipal Power Agency and other agencies. The purpose of UPES is to help members and non-members alike achieve their goals by providing value-added and professional electrical maintenance services at competitive prices. Additionally, UPES serves other utilities as well as the industrial, institutional and governmental markets as well.

UPES, a full service operation, began with an initial staff of seasoned professionals, each with almost 2 decades of hands-on experience. Hard work and customer satisfaction has allowed growth and the addition of a second plant facility. Additional seasoned technical personnel with hands-on experience have been added to meet existing customer maintenance requirements and their future growth needs.

Basic goals and philosophy of UPES include:

Meet impending and critical needs of each customer.


Help customers keep pace with current power demands.


Help customers maintain a safe and reliable electrical system.


Provide professional work in a timely fashion at fair prices.

A partial list of provided services include:

Substation service

Automation services Switchgear service Commissioning

Equipment modification

Engineering service Equipment replacement Operational Solutions

Area of service:
The general service area covered by UPES includes the greater mid-west, from eastern Ohio to the Rocky Mountains and from the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico. Outer areas are handled by special assignment and customer need basis.

Minnesota Headquarters
Engineering Division
18940 York Street NW
Phone: 763-441-1200
Elk River, MN 55330
Fax: 763-441-7500
1260 Industrial Park
Phone: 218-744-4200
Eveleth, MN 55734
Fax: 218-744-1001