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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

 

 

    June 21st is the official start of summer… hooray! While I know there are a few folks who do not appreciate the heat, most of us in Wyoming live for the glorious summer months. It’s the time to enjoy those long days and reap the blessings of Wyoming’s beauty and outdoor recreation. Personally, I am waiting patiently for the rivers to clear, so the fishing can commence. In the meantime, it is golf, family time and yardwork.

    Yes, yardwork. Being Mayor requires me to keep the grass cut, weeds pulled and the bushes trimmed. Actually, per city ordinance all of us are required to keep up with these chores. Driving through town with my Mayor’s eyes, I notice the many homes that do a great job maintaining their properties; it is greatly appreciated.  The well-trimmed yards are often commented on by visitors as well area residents, making Powell a coveted place to reside. So, thank you very much.

    On a side note, summer construction is in full swing. Please take a little extra time and caution traveling through town. The city crews are busy trying to get caught up on repairing the usual potholes, plus it’s hard to miss the Coulter Avenue project.  But remember, children are out enjoying the sunshine, too, so watch for ‘little’ obstructions.

     And be sure to get in your fair share of park time, picnics, camping, baseball, fishing, hiking, boating, swimming, biking, tennis, croquet, badminton and, of course, the Park County Fair. Summer goes quick!

             

 

 

 

John Wetzel

Mayor

City of Powell

 

jwetzel@cityofpowell.com

John Wetzel

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