Introduction to Electric Line Division
privileged as a municipal electric community to own and operate its own
electric service. What this means is that you OWN your own electric
company, and get the best price and service available. Galion
supplies and maintains all electric overhead and underground lines in the
city, customer hookups and maintains the street lights.
Belonging to Ohio's AmpOhio co-op, we help negotiate and purchase the most
cost competitive rates available for you. Our line department is
also constantly reinvesting in new lines, poles, and service that will
keep the lights on into the growth of the 21st century.
Private electric companies are getting
ready for the state mandated deregulation process, and are awaiting your
business. They are spending millions of dollars to tell you that they are
your neighbors. Yet, they are sometimes over an hour away when disaster
strikes. On the other hand, Galion owns and operates its electric
distribution systems and maintenance crews. Its employees are your friends
and neighbors. You see them in church on Sunday, and at the pool with
their kids. And when you really need to see them, they're on a bucket
truck during an ice storm risking their lives
restoring Galion's power supply a lot faster than calling some crew from
out of town. During the ice storm of 1994, the worst situation in recent
history, our hardest hit areas were without power only 28 hours. This
proves that a local committed team is the best answer.
Peak-shaving power means big savings with
Galion's city owned involvement. We buy power avoiding the high
"surge" costs by having backup power available to keep our draw at a
minimum. Since the highest demand electricity sells for the highest
price, this backup power keeps our rates down.