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Public Power

Public Power Week 2018 is here!   Public Power Week is an opportunity for public power utilities, like Orrville Utilities,  to promote the distinct advantages that public power offers consumers and residents. Since its creation in 1986 by the APPA and its members, Public Power Week is always  celebrated the first full week in October.  This year Public Power Week is from October 7-13. "Our service is reliable and safe and we take pride in serving our firends and neighbors", said Jeff Brediger, Director of Utilities.  Orrville Utilities is proud to have served the community for over 100 years and Orrville Utilities is happy to continue to... Read More >

The new natural gas aggregation rates changes  to $3.39 per MCF beginning with customers' November 2018 billing statement  This new rate will be for a 2 (two) year term.  Click for more details if you want to enroll or want to opt out.

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COLUMBUS, OH:  American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is proud to announce that the City of Orrville received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2017.  The Certificate of Excellence in Reliability comes from the American Public Power Association (APPA) and AMP member certificate recipients were announced on March 14 during the annual AMP Technical Services Conference in Columbus.

The APPA helps public power systems track outage and restoration data through the eReliability Tracker serve and then compares the data to national statistics tracked by the U.S. Energy Information... Read More >

The Utility Board approved the implementation of Landlord/Property Owner Policy to become effective January 1, 2019.

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Public Meeting

The Public Utility Board of Orrville Utilities will hold a second Public Meeting on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. prior to starting the regularly-scheduled utility board meeting regarding the proposed  Property Owner Delinquent Utilities and Service Transfer Policy / Procedure .  The document is available for public inspection at the office of the Director of Utilities or you may click here to view the attached for full information on this meeting.  The meeting will be held in Council Chambers located at the Orrville Municipal building, 207 N. Main Street, Orrville, Ohio.  

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Answers to Questions

On October  23, 2017, a public meeting was held regarding the proposed Property Owners Delinquent Utilities and Service Transfer Policy/Procedure. The attached document is a list of questions posed at the meeting and responses.

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The 1 MW Solar field site is nearing completion.  

1 MG Solar Field nearing completion.

 

 

 

 

The second solar field,  is a 2 MW field site and is in the early construction stage.

 

 

 

 

Both solar fields should be up and running in early 2018, and will provide a total of 3 MW of energy.  This solar project is one addition to enhance the... Read More >

The Public Utility Board of Orrville Utilities will hold a Public Meeting on Monday, October 23, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. prior to starting the regularly-scheduled utility board meeting regarding the proposed  Property Owner Delinquent Utilities and Service Transfer Policy / Procedure .  The document is available for public inspection at the office of the Director of Utilities. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers located at the Orrville Municipal building, 207 N. Main Street, Orrville, Ohio.

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The Water and Wastewater Utility Departments have proposed rate increases.  The first increase is proposed to begin with December 2, 2017 billing invocies, and each year thereafter through 2022.   Orrville Utilities Water and Wastewater Departments strive to keep costs as low as possible, however, some costs, such as EPA imposed regulations and aging infrastructure, are beyond the Department's control and have significant financial impacts. Cllick to obtain a summary of details iin this fact sheet .  

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SCAM ALERT !! –August 24, 2017

Please be advised that the City of Orrville, Utilities Department, has again  received reports that customers are receiving fraudulent calls stating that their electric utility bills have not been paid.  The caller states that Orrville Utilities has merged with Ohio Edison -  THIS IS A FALSE STATEMENT. BE AWARE that normally our utility does NOT make personal calls to customers regarding past due accounts.

 

It is advised that you tell the caller, "I understand that utility customers are receiving SCAM telephone calls and I am going to hang up and alert my utility company immediately."  Then HANG UP the call.  

 

Do not reveal any personal information or provide... Read More >

Orrville is currently jointly planning the development of  two  separate solar sites in Orrville for a total of up to  3.0 MW of energy available from these two sites combined

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Orrville Utilities has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding Clean Air Act issues. Since 1999, the EPA has worked with coal- red power plants across the country to address air quality issues. Orrville Utilities is the latest of about 30 utilities across the nation to come under review as part of the EPA Coal-Fired Power Plant Enforcement Initiative. The EPA began this process in November 1999, when the United States Department of Justice, on behalf of the EPA, charged seven utilities with violation of the New Source Review (NSR) requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) The EPA asserted that these utilities had made major modifications to their plants without installing... Read More >