Electric System

The City of Hamilton has owned and operated its own electric utility system since 1893. As the City’s electric service requirements have increased, the utility has grown into an integrated generation, transmission, and distribution system serving approximately 30,000 customers.

The Electric System’s transmission infrastructure includes nine miles of 138 kilovolt (kV) and 14 miles of 69 kV overhead transmission lines, and 3 transmission substations.

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 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.
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The City of Hamilton has a diverse and environmentally conscious energy portfolio to generate and provide electricity to its electric customers. In 2016, Hamilton owned and operated hydroelectric facilities are projected to generate approximately 453 million kilo-watt hours (kWh) of clean, renewable energy annually, enough to power approximately 45,000 homes. To learn more about the City’s electric generation assets, click here.