Electrical Engineering

Overview


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


Responsibilities of Electrical Engineering include:

  • Coordinating, managing and scheduling of construction projects
  • 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 insure the utility system is safe, reliable, and efficient.


Services


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
  • T & D system protection and coordination
  • Whole House Surge Protection (PDF)