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Install a programmable thermostat to keep your house comfortably warm in the winter and comfortably cool in the summer. When replacing home appliances, look for the ENERGY STAR label.

TCED Current Projects & Updates

Meter Upgrades in Progress

Tell City Electric Department is in the process of upgrading and replacing our meters. This process will take place over the next several months. Please be aware you may have to reset any digital clocks after your meter is replaced. If you have any questions, feel free to call our office at 812-547-3411 between 7am-4pm Monday thru Friday.

TCED office closed: afternoon of April 18th 2017

The Tell City Electric Department Office will be closed from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM on Tuesday, April 18 2017, for Staff Training. We will reopen for business at 7:00 AM on Wednesday April 19th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Beware of Scam Callers!!

TCED has become aware of fraudulent scam calls claiming to be TCED employees, contacting customers. Please be on the lookout for callers pretending to be TCED utility company employees demanding immediate payment, often by prepaid debit cards, credit cards, or gift cards.

If you have ANY questions about the status of your bill, or if you receive one of these fraudulent calls, please hang up and contact Tell City Electric Department directly at 812-547-3411. More useful info can be found here... CONSUMER ALERT: UTILITIES CALL SCAM

Planting Trees, Shrubs and Flowers

Utility infrastructure may not be the best feature in yards, but it is necessary to deliver safe and reliable electricity. During Summer, many customers plant trees, shrubs and flowers to hide pad-mounted transformers and other utility infrastructure. This can affect the utilities ability to maintain, troubleshoot and turn off power quickly during emergencies, such as a house fire.

Here are some rules about planting around TCED equipment:

  • Don't plant anything within 8 feet of a transformer's front door. Linemen use 8-foot long "hot sticks" to energize and de-energize underground lines from those boxes.
  • Don't plant anything within 3 feet of a transformer's sides.
  • Keep the area in front of the electric meter clear so it can be easilly accessed for reading, testing and troubleshooting.
  • Don't plant trees under power lines.


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