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City of Powell Electric Department

 

Contact us

951 East 5th Street
(307) 754-9537
electric@cityofpowell.com

 

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Electric Department

The City of Powell operates and maintains its own electrical substation and distribution system within the city limits. The system has undergone a complete rebuild during the last ten years including a new substation, overhead and underground feeders. During the next few years, the underground secondary and distribution systems upgrades will be completed. The system voltage has been increased to 12.5KV to provide increased capacity and power quality.

 

The electrical department consists of 6 employees, a superintendent, foreman, linemen (2) and meter techs/readers (2). Their responsibilities are varied but include engineering for system changes and additions, line and service changes, street light maintenance, power line locating and meter installation/testing.

 

The City of Powell along with Garland Light and Power, the local REA, has developed an electrical safety demonstration. It is a full scale model operating at the nominal voltage of 12KV. It is an impressive display of the potential hazard of electricity. In addition, the department works with the school system to educate the students about electricity and its safety considerations.

The City of Powell is a member of Wyoming Municipal Power Agency (WMPA). WMPA is the wholesale electricity provider for 8 public power communities in Wyoming. The citizens of public power communities enjoy local control and ownership. The consumers of a community-owned electric system receive better service by having a local number and personnel.

 

Message from the Mayor

 

   

Summertime, and the living is easy… but the work goes on.


City of Powell crews are trying to keep our town beautiful, so we can all joy the
summer wonders of living in Wyoming. We were challenged to get the streets
cleaned after a rough winter and a mishap with the street sweeper. We
accomplished a chunk of slurry sealing in the last few weeks, and will continue
street maintenance with chip sealing, primarily on the south side of town, the week
of August 13. The ongoing process of building sidewalk ramps that meet ADA
standards continues, as it does most every summer. In contrast, the Coulter Avenue
project is 100% complete with new trees, lights and removal of Boulevards. The
Absaroka Street project continues with engineering and will soon be ready to bid.
We should see the reconstruction in full steam in 2019.


As I drive around town, I am always appreciative of the care Powell residents take
with their property. Your yards are looking great! We at the city are also working
hard to keep our parks ready for use, so folks can get out and enjoy the long summer
days. I hope everyone’s gardens are as fertile and productive as the city’s and
perhaps reap delicious… tomatoes for your family.


Alumni weekend was successful, as usual, and a special time to catch up with
classmates and friends from the past. And the Park County Fair is in full swing as I
write this column. I hope people have a chance to soak up their favorite part of fair
week – food, animals or fun.


In short, enjoy summer to its fullest. Remember, you might want to sneak in a round
of golf or a visit to aquatic center if the heat gets too much for you.

 

John Wetzel

Mayor

City of Powell

 

jwetzel@cityofpowell.com

John Wetzel

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