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Electric System

The City of Hamilton, Department of Electric, is responsible for the generation, transmission and distribution of electric power for customers in and around the City of Hamilton, as well as other associated services and systems. RP3 logo

The City of Hamilton has owned and operated its own electric utility system since 1893. As the City’s electric service requirements increased, the utility has grown into an integrated generation, transmission and distribution system serving approximately 30,000 customers, with operating revenues of over $65 million annually. The City has consistently invested in its Electric System over the years to ensure that it provides the most cost-effective, responsive and reliable service possible. As a result of the City's consistent efforts to continuously improve its Electric System, Hamilton’s low-cost power provides its customers with highly competitive and stable electric rates as compared to other electric energy providers in the region.

In December 2014, the Electric System is planning to implement a new rate structure ("cost of service" rates) for its electric customers.  This new rate structure is design to address the changing power supply portfolio of the municipal electric system - greater fixed costs of the System, due to investments in new and more environmentally-friendly assets, such as the Meldahl Hydroelectric Facility, and lesser variable costs, such as fuel (e.g., coal).  On October 1, 2014, the Department of Public Utilities held a Public Meeting, to discuss these electric rate changes.  For more details on these new rates and to review the presentation from the Public Meeting, click here.

Below is an outline of the webpage for the City's Electric System.  Click on the links below or on the menu bar to the left for additional details on the Electric System, as well as some valuable electric safety and conservation tips:

The City of Hamilton is a founding member of American Municipal Power (AMP). AMP is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to develop, manage and supply diverse, competitively priced, reliable wholesale energy to public power through strategic partnerships and member-focused relationships. For additional information on AMP and its members and services, visit their website at

Click here for additional information on all of the City of Hamilton utility operations.

Last updated: 10/1/2014 12:24:36 PM