As Algona grows, so does the demand for electricity. Algona Municipal Utilities has and will continue to answer the need for electric power.
AMU opened and began operating its power plant on North Hall Street. In 1974, Algona Municipal Utilities entered into an agreement with Iowa Public Service for 2.604% ownership in Neal 4, a coal-fired power plant south of Sioux City. Planning for the Iowa Distributed Wind Generation Project began in 1997 southeast of Algona.
Algona Municipal Utilities will always strive to meet needs of the community by providing electric service to its customers at the lowest possible costs.
"When I started, the load peaked around 1,800 kilowatts; when I left it was 18,000. It kind of tells you something about the growth of electricity in Algona."
- Milo Kollasch, power plant superintendent from 1956 to 1993.