Hibbing Public Utilities provides electricity and electrical services to the City of Hibbing and surrounding areas. The Utility's main power generating plant is located near the downtown business district. The plant burns coal in its three boilers which have a total combined output capacity of 400,000 pounds of steam per hour. This steam is then used by three turbo-generators to supply the system with electrical power. These three generators have a total connected load capability of 31 megawatts. Over the last year, the City of Hibbing used more than 110 million kilowatt-hours of electricity which is distributed over 96 miles of power lines. The Utility supplements the City's electrical needs by brokering energy over the MAPP System. Hibbing Public Utilities also participates in Commercial Electric Power Grant rebates and the Residential Electric Energy Analysis. Please see left sidebar for more information.
Where Your Home Energy Dollars Go.
44% Heating and Cooling
33% Lighting, Cooking and Other Appliances
14% Water Heating
Energy Saving Tips
When drying clothes, dry only full loads. Dry loads one after another to take advantage of heat buildup. Clean the lint screen before and after each load.
Turn off lights when not in use. Keep lights clean. Replace your most used incandescent with compact florescent bulbs. They use up to 75% less energy.
When washing clothes, use cold water when you can. Wash only full loads and select the correct water level for the load size.
Use the microwave to save energy cooking. Pre-heat only for baking. Avoid opening the oven to check the progress. Turn oven off before food is done, use retained heat to finish cooking.
Showers use much less hot water than baths. Install energy saving low-flow shower heads and flow restrictors. Fix leaks to save energy and water. Fill the bathtub half way or less.
Energy conservation is an important part of our daily lives It may be helpful to you to have a better understanding of the term KILOWATT. A kilowatt (KW) is what we use to measure the electricity we consume. Kilo Means 1,000 and watt is our basic unit of electrical energy, forming the word kilowatt.
In order to estimate energy consumed by each appliance, you must know the wattage of the appliance and the hours it is used each month. You will find the wattage stamped on a metal plate attached to the appliance or engraved on the appliance itself. Use the following method to determine the kilowatt hours consumed by each appliance.
WATTAGE X HOURS USED / 1,000 = KILOWATT HOURS. (Back to Top)
Here is a list of typical household appliance and the wattage required to operate them. They are as follows.
|Range||8000 and up||Dehumidifier||500|
|Dryer||4000 to 5000||Motor 1/2 hp||450 to 600|
|Water Heater||2000 to 5000||Refrigerator||400 to 600|
|Roaster||1200 to 1650||Refrigerator, frostless||400 to 600|
|Heater, wall mount||1000 to 4500||Hair Dryer||350 to 1200|
|Heater, portable||1000 to 1500||Freezer, household||300 to 600|
|Microwave Oven||1000 to 1500||Vacuum Cleaner||250 to 650|
|Dishwasher||1000 to 1500||Air Conditioner||150 to 1500|
1000 to 1200
|Television (color)||150 to 250|
|Iron, hand||600 to 1100||Water Heater Electric Blanket||150 to 200|
|Toaster||500 to 1150||Sew Machine||60 to 90|
|Blender||500 to 1000||Fan (portable)||50 to 200|
|Coffee Maker||500 to 1000||Television (black and white)||50 to 100|
|Waste Disposer||500 to 900||Heating Pad||50 to 75|
|Washing Machine||500 to 700||Stereo||30 to 100|
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