Electrical Engineering

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The Electrical Engineering Department is involved with planning, design, construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of the Transmission, Distribution and Substation Facilities for the Department of Utilities.

Responsibilities of Electrical Engineering include:

  • Coordinating, managing and scheduling of construction and repair projects
  • Emergency system restoration
  • Design of facilities
  • Developing, recommending and evaluating materials, standards and policies
  • Planning for the future

The Department uses industry standards and local, state, and federal codes and regulations to ensure the utility system is safe, reliable, and efficient.


The Department has an integral role in the following areas:

  • Automated meter reading
  • Construction standards
  • Dusk to dawn lighting street lighting (PDF)
  • Facilities planning and design
  • House moves
  • Integrated resource planning
  • Mapping and GIS
  • Net Metering (PDF) / co-generation
  • New services and upgrades for customers
  • Pole inspections
  • Power quality
  • Storm and power outage restoration
  • Substation controls and protection
  • Substation upgrades and new construction
  • Transmission and distribution line rebuilds and new construction
  • T & D system protection and coordination
  • Whole House Surge Protection (PDF)