Saving Energy as Temps Rise

During the hottest and the coldest months of the year, bills will fluctuate to reflect an increase in consumption as a result of the air conditioning or heating systems operating more and lawn irrigation systems. “COVID-19 impacted BMU with a decline in Industrial and Commercial sales,” said Fitzcharles “but with customers staying and/or working around [...]

By |2020-06-26T08:30:55-04:00June 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BMU to resume utility disconnections

Bryan Municipal Utilities (BMU) Utility disconnections for Bryan utility customers who don’t pay their bills have been suspended since March 16, 2020. BMU temporarily suspended utility disconnections for non-payment and waived late penalties in response to COVID-19 to lessen the burden on those affected by the pandemic. BMU will resume disconnects for unpaid utilities on [...]

By |2020-06-11T09:20:33-04:00June 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BMU to issue peak alerts to help trim electric bills

Bryan Municipal Utilities (BMU) will again ask for customer assistance in managing peak electric demands during periods of hot, humid weather this summer in an effort to save money on local electric bills. A significant portion of BMU’s power supply cost is based on how much electricity the community uses during peak demand periods. These [...]

By |2020-06-10T12:54:12-04:00June 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

City Representatives Take Electric Issues to Capitol Hill

Pictured left to right: Bryan Board of Public Affairs Member Karen Ford, Bryan City Mayor Carrie Schlade, Bryan Municipal Utilities Operations Manager Dawn Fitzcharles City Representatives Take Electric Issues to Capitol Hill (Washington, D.C.)—Mayor Carrie Schlade and BMU representatives recently met with federal legislators in Washington, D.C. to discuss issues impacting local electric [...]

By |2020-02-27T15:58:37-05:00February 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Avoiding Utility Scams

BMU has been made aware of scammers calling customers threatening shut off unless they pay via phone immediately. Recent calls have claimed to have work order numbers and very specific information. BMU and the Bryan City Clerk's Office will NEVER call for payment. Here are some tips to keep you safe and be sure to [...]

By |2019-11-18T15:28:35-05:00November 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer Heat May Bring Higher Utility Bills

Bryan Municipal Utilities (BMU) says customers may see higher summer utility bills as a result of July warm temperatures.   “BMU tracks local cooling degree days (CDDs) to help assess weather-related impacts on customer electric use and, ultimately, bills,” according to BMU Operations Manager Dawn Fitzcharles. “Cooling degree days are calculated using the number of [...]

By |2019-08-09T09:20:26-04:00August 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dangers of posting signs on poles

It may seem innocent enough, but putting garage sale signs, birthday party balloons, lost pet posters, advertisements or other items on utility poles creates serious safety hazards. Staples, nails and tacks used to hang signs—as well as the signs themselves—pose dangers to lineworkers who must climb poles when restoring power or while performing routine maintenance. [...]

By |2019-07-30T14:31:48-04:00July 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Local municipal electric utilities ask for customer conservation Friday

As temperatures remain in the 90s across the eastern United States this week, Bryan Municipal Utilities, Montpelier Utilities and Edgerton Utilities  ask their electric customers to voluntarily reduce electric use from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, July 19, to avoid additional capacity and transmission charges that may otherwise end up in future electric [...]

By |2019-07-19T11:28:38-04:00July 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments