Snow storm outages

If you have an outage to report after hours, please call the Sheriff's department at 715-284-5357. Crews have a long list of trees on the wires and will get to them as soon as possible. 

Utility hours December 19- 22 (Monday -Thursday) 7:00am to 3:30pm. Closed Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26. Hours December 27-December 30 (Tuesday-Friday) 7:00am to 3:30pm. Closed Monday January 2. Hours January 3-6 (Tuesday-Friday) 7:00am to 3:30pm. 

Selecting a Solar Contractor

One of the mSelecting a Solar Contractorost important steps to a successful solar energy system is finding the right contractor you can trust to do the job right. Here are some helpful resources and tips to point you in the right direction for selecting your contractor.

Check contractor recommendations online

Finding a good contractor requires references. As a starting point, you can go to a number of websites for help:

Tips for hiring a contractor

  • Hire only a WI state-licensed contractor with a valid license. Consider installers with North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certification.
  • Research current solar panel costs in Wisconsin.
  • Get at least three bids or quotes.
  • Get at least three references from each bidder and be sure to call or visit each reference.
  • Confirm the contractor carries worker's compensation and liability insurance policies.
  • Verify that the contractor understands Black River Falls Municipal Utilities's electrical distribution system interconnection requirements.
  • Get all project expectations in writing including the solar system’s expected annual output.
  • Ensure that the contractor obtains a local building permit.
  • Make sure Black River Falls Municipal Utilities approves the solar PV system for interconnection to our electrical distribution system before you sign off on the project.

Please note that Black River Falls Municipal Utilities does not endorse any contractors or warrant any workmanship, installation, labor, cost or materials of any contractor. Black River Falls Municipal Utilities also does not work directly with any solar contractors. If you have questions, please contact us at 715-284-9463.