Municipal Electric Utility
Phone (319) 472-4813 or 4722-3663
Welcome to Vinton Municipal Electric Utility's (VMEU) web
site. This site contains information on utility rates, contact
information, board minutes and other information.
In 1895 the City of Vinton ordered
a new generator to begin providing electric service to Vinton. Around
1976 the community voted to put the electric utility under its own
Board of Trustees. Vinton Municipal Electric Utility
was created after the vote passed.
purpose is to supply safe, reliable, high quality electric service to
our customers. Our goal is to provide that service to our
customers as economically as possible, to assist our customers in
making effective energy choices, and to be responsive to the needs of
our customers. This is a Public Power Hallmark -- PUTTING OUR CUSTOMER
VMEU is a member of American
Public Power Association (APPA), Resale Power Group of Iowa (RPGI) and
Vinton Unlimited (VU).
is our distribution office located
at 214 east 2nd street and can be reached by phone at
319-472-4813. Billing and accounting operations are conducted at City
Hall at 110 West 3rd street and can be reached by phone at
is our generation plant located at 203 east. 2nd Street and can be
reached by phone at 319-472-3663. VMEU has approximately 17.3
megawatt's of generation capacity. In July of 2012 we set a
record peak consumption of 12.9 megawatt.