The City of Powell operates and maintains its own electrical substation and distribution system within city limits. The system consists of approximately 25 miles of overhead line and 12 miles of underground line, serving nearly 3300 electrical meters. We are currently in the design phase for rebuilding and expanding our substation, which will allow for future load growth and greater reliability.
The electrical department consists of 5 employees, a superintendent, foreman lineman, linemen, electrician and meter tech/lineman. Their responsibilities are varied but include engineering for system changes, line and service changes, street light maintenance, system maintenance, power line locating and meter installation/testing.
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.