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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

 

 

   

Who doesn’t like to see a helicopter land?  It’s pretty cool stuff.  The City of Powell was asked to grant permission for one of the medical helicopters to land in Veterans Park to be on display during the Park County Fair.  I hope all the kids – big and small – got to see it! 

 

Yes, the fair fun has already come and gone, but August brings a host of other fun.  If you’re still holding on to some of the calories consumed during the events, check out the Sugar Beet Classic triathlon or plan to hike Heart Mountain as part of NWC’s the Paint the Town RED events.  Wings and Wheels provides an annual opportunity for gazing at airplanes and automobiles at the municipal airport.  But if you really just like the food trucks, don’t worry.  You’ll find them gathered together for the second annual Plaza Diane Renaissance Fair, and again when the college connects with the community for a free concert in downtown Powell welcoming everyone to a new academic year.  Speaking of the plaza, the shade sails are up and the splash pad is working, so please enjoy some time downtown! 

 

And how could I forget there is an eclipse to see?  From what I read, even Powell will have a pretty interesting view of this rare occurrence.  Please be courteous and safe while taking in the wonder of nature.

 

As always, there is a whirl of things to do in the summer time and still a lot going on in Powell before, shall I dare say it, the ‘back to school’ bell rings.  So mark your calendars, call your friends, and do what we do best in Wyoming – fly through summer, hoping it will never end.  

 

If you really like sub-zero temps and shoveling snow, the winter weather will be here soon.  And the city crews will be ready for their other seasonal activities as well.

 

             

 

 

 

John Wetzel

Mayor

City of Powell

 

jwetzel@cityofpowell.com

John Wetzel

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