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.
The residents of Wapakoneta are served by a community-owned, not-for-profit public electric utility. Public power utilities are owned by the community and run as a division of local government. Our utility is governed by our local city council. Community citizens have a direct voice in utility decisions and policy making. Business is conducted in the open and citizens know where their power comes from and how and why decisions affecting their utility bills are made.
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.