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Piqua Power Service Center - 201 Hemm Avenue

Piqua Power Service Center - 201 Hemm Avenue




Click on the "Newsletter" Above to Read the 
Public Power Connections Spring Edition 2014 Newsletter 


Public Power Connections is developed in partnership with American Municipal Power, Inc.  The Spring Edition 2014 highlights tree trimming, mutual aid, spring cleaning safety, how a substation works, and an efficiency tip.


Past Editions of Public Power Connections

Winter Edition 2014

Summer Edition 2013

Spring Edition 2013

Winter Edition 2013

Autumn Edition 2012


On June 29, 2012 a severe storm hit Piqua, Ohio.  Below is a link to a video showing the aftermath of the storm and the restoration of the electrical system. Thank you to those who helped restore electricity to the City of Piqua, Ohio following the June 29, 2012 storm.

Storm Video



Interested in understanding the way you are billed for electrical energy?

Want to learn more about power consumption, demand charges, demand metering, load factor & Piqua's electric rate advantage over surrounding utilities?  

Click here to find out more!



Know of a problem with City of Piqua street lights or security lights?  

Use the "Report Street Light / Security Light" 
Action Line Form on the City's EGOV Services 
web site to let the Power System know about it.


The Piqua Municipal Power System is responsible for providing electric to the citizens and businesses of the City of Piqua. The Power System provides electricity to approximately 10,500 households and businesses.

Click here to learn more about the Piqua Municipal Power System and to find out more about energy and electric.

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Energy Depotฎ, a new set of online tools and resources to help you better understand and manage your home energy use and costs. Click here to enter the web site.


Click the Logo Above to Enter the Energy Depot Web Site

The Piqua Municipal Power System is pleased to offer you Energy Depotฎ, a new set of online tools and resources to help you better understand and manage your home energy use and costs. Energy Depot is your one-stop resource for energy information and it’s available free. You can use Energy Depot to:

• Receive a personalized energy profile with an estimate of your energy costs for each home energy system/appliance
• Learn specific things you can do to reduce energy use and how much you can save
• Complete a do-it-yourself home energy audit and receive your report online
• Quickly estimate the annual energy use and cost of home energy systems and appliances
• Compare your heating and cooling systems or water heater to a range of new systems
• Learn how soon you can pay for a new more efficient heating or cooling system or water heater through lower energy bills
• Use the Energy Library to answer your energy questions
• Get answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding home energy use
• And more…

To get started with Energy Depot, just click the link above.

2013 Major Accomplishments:
• Completed design and construction of a highly-reliable, self-healing fiber-optic communication network, connecting Piqua Substations and City facilities via 25 miles of upgraded infrastructure. This initiative facilitates more efficient and cost-effective use of existing technology, paving the way for advanced metering infrastructure in the near future, as well as the opportunity to offer ultra high-speed broadband to Piqua businesses today.
• Awarded Diamond level certification through American Public Power Association's (APPA's), Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3) program for Operational Excellence. Piqua is one of only twelve municipally owned electric systems with diamond status, requiring a perfect 100% score of over 2,000 eligible systems.
• Provided the most reliable level of electric service since the Power System started tracking power outages in 2004, with an overall average service availability index of 99.997%. Less than one in three Piqua electric customers experienced an outage in 2013. Those customers that did experience an outage benefited from an average restoration time of less than 42 minutes. 36 of the 107 tracked power outages were caused by animals (mostly squirrels) down from a high of 81 in 2006. Animal-proofing lines and equipment by Piqua linemen have significantly reduced animal-related outages.
• Earned a Credit Score of 98% through American Municipal Power's (AMP-Piqua's Regional Joint Action Agency) annual financial evaluation of its members. Piqua's score was again one of the highest of the AMP membership for 2013 and helps to ensure access to low cost financing for AMP generation projects, which translates to lower power costs and electric bills for Piqua customers.
• Saved Piqua electric customers in excess of $10,000,000 through lower rates as compared to nearby investor-owned and co-operative electric utilities.
• Provided no fee street lighting service to the residents and businesses of Piqua. A total of 2,950 street lights illuminate Piqua which translates to an estimated $300,000 annual benefit to our citizens.
• A total of 76 apprentice lineworkers representing municipal electric systems across the country competed at the 13th Annual Lineworkers Rodeo, with Piqua apprentice Nate Hutchison (2nd Overall & 2nd in Written Test) and Jerry Perkins (5th Overall) bringing home high honors.
• Ed Krieger was awarded APPA's Robert Roundtree Rising Star Award. This award recognizes leaders of public power utilities dedicated to the goals and principles of public power.
• Homrich of Carleton, Michigan began demolition activities at the Power Plant in early December. Demolition is being funded by a Clean Ohio Revitalization Grant, with project completion scheduled for May 31, 2014. All deteriorating structures on the east side of the plant and along the riverbank will be removed and a scenic overlook and improved fishing access will be created along the City's bikepath.
• Replaced 16 of 32 targeted 69,000 Volt wooden poles on Piqua's Substation #4 to #5 transmission line with higher-strength steel poles, with the remainder to be replaced in the first quarter of 2014. This reliability enhancement to Piqua's internal transmission system was initiated after the June 29, 2012 Derecho wind storm.
• Piqua electric customers received 53% of their energy needs from Piqua-owned assets, including the AMP Fremont (Ohio) Energy Center (AFEC) combined-cycle natural gas plant and the Prairie State Energy Campus mine-mouth coal-fired power plant, located in southern Illinois.
• 7.5% of Piqua's 2013 energy needs was provided by clean, renewable resources, including the Iberdrola Blue Creek Wind Farm located in Van Wert and Paulding Counties in northwest Ohio, and New York Power Authority (NYPA) hydro power generated on the Niagara and St. Lawrence Rivers.
• Construction continues at the Cannelton, Smithland, Willow Island and Meldahl hydro generating projects all located along the Ohio River. When completed in 2015, Piqua will receive 20% of its energy needs from green, renewable resources, exceeding the State of Ohio's renewable energy portfolio standard.
• Extended electric facilities to serve expansions and renovations at Piqua Materials, Crayex, Buckeye Metals, Willowbrook Hunt Club and Piqua's Washington and Springcreek City Schools.
• Installed ornamental street lighting as part of the City's U.S. 36 East Ash Street Beautification project, as well as pathway and lighting upgrades to the Gazebo area across from the Plaza and Fountain Park.
• Installed energy-efficient LED lighting along Forrest Avenue and South Main Street.
• Hosted a number of meetings, showcasing the capabilities and design of the new Power System Operations Center, including: Powermetrix Users Group, AMP Finance & Accounting Subcommittee Meeting, Miami Valley Safety Council Meeting, Spring & Fall sessions of the Piqua Government Citizens Academy, Rotary Meeting, Kiwanis Meeting, Leadership Piqua, Pioneer REA Board Meeting, as well as an Open House to the public.
• Provided mutual aid assistance to Pioneer Electric Cooperative, Dayton Power and Light and fellow AMP member Bowling Green.

Mission Statement


We, the employees of the Piqua Municipal Power System, recognize and accept our responsibility to our community. We are dedicated to deliver quality service to our customers. We strive to meet or exceed our community's expectations.


Piqua Power System - RP3 (Reliable Public Power Provider)

Piqua Power System is a 
"Reliable Public Power Provider"

The Piqua Municipal Power System is under the leadership of Power System Director, Ed Krieger.
Piqua Municipal Power System
201 Hemm Avenue
Piqua, OH 45356
Piqua Municipal Power System


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