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Electric Department

Batavia's Electric System dates to the late 1800's when the City was among the first to develop its own street lighting system. In the early days, Batavia generated its own electricity; however, today we purchase all our energy from the national transmission grid at wholesale rates and then re-distribute it throughout the city. This system of buying and selling has provided our residents with reliable service at reasonable rates for many years and also allows us to maintain local control over this very valuable facility.

Electric Utility employees are responsible for maintaining the city's six electrical substations, 138 kV transmission system, 34 kV sub-transmission system, 12 kV distribution system and a fiber optic communications network.  The Utility prides itself on providing reliable service to all of the 10,000 customers in Batavia. Other important tasks include responding to electric outages, street light maintenance, underground locates, system improvements and extensions, as well as miscellaneous community projects such as hanging flags, banners and holiday decorations.

Electric Utility employees are committeed 24 hours a day to assist our customers in anyway possible.  If you are an existing customer or a potential new customer please feel free to contact our office with any questions you may have.