The City of Ashland Electric Department is a public electrical utility with the responsibility of serving the public's needs for power, a responsibility we have held since 1908.
Power for the City of Ashland is purchased from the Bonneville Power Administration, metered at distribution substations and dispersed through City-owned feeder and distribution lines, transformers and meters for each customer. The Department is responsible for the engineering, construction and maintenance of the system for distribution of electrical energy.
The Operations Division works together with other City departments to provide additional services such as processing both electric and water connects and disconnects, installing electrical facilities within areas of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, Water Treatment Plant and water pump stations and providing and maintaining back-up generation systems for facilities within City-owned buildings which are sensitive to outages. The Division designs, constructs and maintains electrical transformers, overhead and underground power lines and meters for power and water consumption. The Operations Division annually trims trees along 65 miles of overhead power lines to minimize outages during wind storms and maintains approximately 1800 City-owned street lights. The Division also provides community services such as installing and removing Christmas decorations, hanging banners and providing educational services.
The Operations Division is committed to providing it's customers with superior electric services at competitive prices in an environmentally, responsible manner.
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