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Wapakoneta Electric Department

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251 Industrial Drive
419-738-7713

The Wapakoneta Electric Department duties include calls for service interruption, responding to outages, maintenance of substations and the power distribution system, street lighting and traffic signals. In addition, in 2012, the electric department replaced approximately 200 transformers, 110 cutouts and related poles and hardware as it continues to improve the distribution network preparing Wapakoneta for growth over the next 20 years.

Wapakoneta Power Lines:

69,000 kV Transmission Lines totalling 9.94 miles

7200/12470 kV Distribution Lines: 

  • 1 Phase Lines: 7.04 miles 
  • 2 Phase Lines: .53 miles
  • 3 Phase Lines: 19.25 miles

2400/4160 kV Distribution Lines: 

  • 1 Phase Lines: 30.94 miles
  • 2 Phase Lines: 2.25 miles
  • 3 Phase Lines: 33.42 miles

Wapakoneta owns, operates and maintains 8 electrical substations including the new Middle Street, Harrision Street and Grandview Substations.

Solar Panels at Wapakoneta

Wapakoneta's new solar farm began producing electricity in the summer of 2013 with the goal of reducing the amount the community must pay for peak energy.

Solar Panels: 12, 600
Maximum Power Output: 2, 340 Kw
Maximum Output Voltage: 12,470
Average Energy Output: 3,750,000 Kilowatt hours per year
Annual Energy Output: equal to 375 average houses per year
Avoided CO2 Pollution: 7,800,000 lbs. per year

Power Consumption data for 2011, 2012: 

2011 Peak Demand 

  • Winter – 29,800.64 (January)
  • Summer – 33,251.00 (July)
  • kWH Used – 181,825,772.0
  • City Cost of Power - $12,164,898.99 

2012 Peak Demand 

  • Winter – 28,970.00 (December)
  • Summer – 34,222.00 (July)
  • kWH Used – 186,176,513.0
  • City Cost of Power - $11,149,548.58