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:
- Overhead – 11.1 Miles
- Underground – .14 Miles
Number of Miles of Distribution:
- Underground Single Phase- 25.17 Miles
- Two Phase – .49 Miles
- Three Phase – 11.4 Miles
- Overhead Single Phase – 14.5 Miles
- Two Phase – 2.8 Miles
- Three Phase – 40.1 Miles
Wapakoneta owns, operates and maintains 8 electrical substations including the newer Middle Street, Harrison Street, and Defiance Street Substations.
The Wapakoneta Electric Department is continually working to improve the stability and efficiency of the power system so Wapakoneta residents can receive clean and dependable electricity.
Wapakoneta Solar Farm
Wapakoneta’s 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 Farm Data:
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.