Electric

The Orange City electric utility was founded in 1923. The city has continued to make improvements to the electric distribution system as the community grows and technology improves. One of these improvements has been the full conversion to and underground system, resulting in better reliability and minimal outages.

The Electric Department includes five linemen. Their responsibilities include operation and maintenance of the distribution system, monitoring load on the system to maintain reliability, installing services for residential, commercial, and industrial customers, tree trimming, and street light maintenance.

Orange City’s receives its power from several sources. The city is a member of Missouri River Energy Services (MRES), an organization that provides power to 60 municipal utilities. The city also receives power from Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) who operates the hydroelectric dams on the Missouri River. The chart below shows the diverse sources of electricity received by the City of Orange City.

For more information contact Matt Van Schouwen at 712-707-4885 or publicworks@orangecityiowa.com.

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