Electric Generation

Brief Background
The Electric Department was purchased January 1 of 1900 by the City Council for $12,000.

Since that time the Electric Department has seen many changes, today they own a 38 megawatt Power Plant. There are 8 dual fuel engines that are ready to run during emergency conditions. The department employs 19 full time employees.

Generation Table
Unit
Number
Year
Installed
Generator Rating
(kW / kVA)
Mover / Generator
Manufacturer
Voltage
1
1950
2,340 / 3,125
Cooper / Elliot
2,400
2
1953
3,000 / 3,750
Cooper / Efflux
2,400
3
1964
3,500 / 4,375
Worthington / EM
12,470
4
1964
3,500 / 4,375
Worthington / EM
12,470
5
1971
4,450 / 5,563
Cooper / EM
12,470
6
1971
5,600 / 7,000
Cooper / EM
12,470
7
1974
7,000 / 8,750
Delaval / EP
12,470
8
1974
8,800 / 11,000
Delaval / EP
12,470