Piqua Power has existed for over 80 years. In 1933 construction was completed on the Piqua Municipal Power Plant and began generating electricity for the city. The Plant generated electricity using steam powered generators for 63 years. Three additions were done to the plant one in 1939, 1948, 1952, and 1961. In 1963 Piqua Municipal Power began generating electricity from a small nuclear reactor which produced 15 kW of electricity. Generation from the nuclear plant continued until the facility was shutdown in 1966. The Piqua Plant continued to generate power through the 1990’s and in 1996 stopped generating electricity. After the plant was closed the city began purchasing power from the open market and continues to do this today. Piqua Power currently operates out of a service center located on Hemm Avenue.
A more detailed history of Piqua Power is available below:History of the Piqua Power System
Piqua power operates under a 13,200/7,620 grounded Wye system voltage and currently services approximately 10,725 customers.
This breaks down to 9,573 residential, 1,127 commercial, and 25 industrial meters. This service is provided through 4 substations (substation info link) utilizing a total of ~292 miles of transmission, distribution, and underground lines. This equates to a 39.4 customer density per mile.
Piqua Power strives to provide reliable service to its customers. For the year 2016 our reliability numbers were as follows:
- ASAI (Average Service Availability Index) – 99.998%
Ratio of the total customer minutes that service was available
- CAIDI (Customer Average Interruption Duration Index) – 37 minutes
The average duration of a customer outage
- SAIDI (System Average Interruption Duration Index) – 14 minutes
The average interruption duration for all customers served.
- SAIFI long (System Average Interruption Frequency Index) – 0.4
The number of times a customer’s service is interrupted (> 1 minute) averaged over all customers.
- SAIFI Short (System Average Interruption Frequency Index) – 1.64
The number of times a customer’s service is interrupted (< 1 minute) averaged over all customers.
- Sub #1 – 69kV to 13.2kV distribution substation
- Sub #3 – 69kV to 13.2kV distribution substation
- Sub #4 – 69kV Switch yard
- Sub #5 – 69kV to 13.2kV distribution substation
Ed Krieger – Power System Director
Bob Bowman – Assistant Director of Operations
Nick Berger – Assistant Director of Technical Services
Piqua Power has 24 full time employees
|Rate Class||Description||Current Rates|
|Residential||Customer Charge ($/Month)
Energy Charge ($/kWh)
|General Power –Commercial(<500 kW)||Customer Charge ($/Month)
Energy Charge ($/kWh) First 600 kWh
After 600 kWh
Demand Charge ($/kWh-Month) First 5 kW
All over 5 kW
|General Power –Industrial(<=500 kW)||Customer Charge ($/Month)
Energy Charge ($/kWh) First 200,000 kWh
After 200,000 kWh
Demand Charge ($/kW-Month) All kW
|Private Outdoor Lighting||100 Watt High Pressure Sodium
250 Watt High Pressure Sodium
400 Watt Metal Halide
1000 Watt Metal Halide