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Public Power Week, Oct 4th-10th 2015

Tell City Electric Department is celebrating Public Power Week, October 4th through October 10th, along with more than 2,000 other electric utilities across the nation that collectively provide electricity on a not-for-profit basis to 46 million Americans. Nearly 15 percent of the entire United States population receives power from a municipally-owned utility. In Indiana, 72 municipalities have the distinction of being public power utilities and serve 430,000 Hoosiers every day.

Public Power Week is a national, annual event sponsored in conjunction with the American Public Power Association (APPA) in Washington, D.C. APPA is the service organization for community- and state-owned electric utilities.

"Public Power Week is a chance for our utility talk about what public power is and why it is such a wonderful asset to have in our community," commented Dennis Dixon, Superintendent and IMPA Commissioner for Tell City. "We work every day to accomplish the ideals of public power utilities - low-cost power, reliable service, and community-ownership and responsibility. We are dedicated to providing top-notch service and the lowest rates possible to the people we serve - our neighbors and friends."

The dedication to providing reliable service extends to Tell City's wholesale power provider as well, the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA). "IMPA knows how vital electricity is for the people of our member communities, and we continue to find ways to deliver it reliably, safely and with special attention to the environment," said IMPA President and CEO Raj Rao.

Please stop by the Tell City Electric Department office any time to learn more about your local public power utility.


New Office Hours

Effective April 6, 2015, Tell City Electric Department business hours will be:
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Monday-Friday

Superintendent's Report

Dennis Dixon has been hired and is now Superintendent of Tell City Electric Department. 

Dennis has 34 years of experience with electric utilities. Previously, Dennis served as Superintendent of the Marshall, Michigan municipal electric department. Dennis has also been employed by Peabody, Massachusetts Municipal Light & Power and Richmond, Indiana Power and Light. Dennis served with Richmond for 29 years, where his last position was Manager of Power Delivery.



The City of Tell City is in the process of a proposed annexation. Should this annexation be passed, the service boundary of Tell City Electric Department will change.

Currently Southern Indiana Power (SIP) is serving a majority of the homes and businesses in the proposed annexation area. Tell City Electric Department has reached an agreement with SIP whereby Tell City Electric Department will provide service to 38 customers in the proposed annexation area.

By State Statute, Tell City Electric Department has three years to provide service to these 38 customers. We are planning to have electric service to these customers within two years.


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The Tell City Electric Department Board of Directors meets monthly on the third Tuesday at 6:00pm (unless the meeting date is changed). The meeting is held at the Commercial Office at 601 Main Street. The Public is welcome to attend. A meeting "Agenda" is available by calling the office at 812-547-3411