Public Power

Public Power

Jim Smith
SUPERINTENDENT                                                                                             
jsmith@oakharbor.oh.us

228 PARK STREET
OAK HARBOR, OH 43449

MONDAY-FRIDAY 7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Phone: (419) 898-3881   Fax: (419) 898-0725

TO REPORT A POWER OUTAGE EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL:

CALL (419) 898-3881 DURING WORKING HOURS OR AFTER HOURS THE OAK HARBOR POLICE DEPARTMENT AT (419)  898-2055.

In 1914, the Village of Oak Harbor established itself as a Public Power community. The Village is currently a member of American Municipal Power Inc. and participate in many projects with them to keep power costs at a minimum. We also are involved in a mutual aid program that allows the Village to send, or receive assistance from surrounding communities during serious outages or catastrophic events. Some of these communities include Genoa, Elmore, Woodville and Clyde. The Electric Department serves over 1,460 electric customers.

The staff includes 3 full-time employees and 1 part-time employee. Some of the duties of the department are setting poles, hanging transformers, pulling in wire conductor, hooking up new services, streetlight repair and reading some meters. Also, the Department is involved with supplying power for the 4th of July celebration, the Apple Festival, and the holiday lights and decorations.

A duty man is on call 24/7 to handle any interruptions in power that may occur.