Our Electrical Distribution Superintendent is Jeremy Traxler.
The Electric Department includes Foreman Andy Kessler, Lineman Phil Price and Apprentice Korey Smalley.
Our linemen operate, maintain and repair approximately 24 miles of electric lines, including all voltage regulators, transformers, lightning arrestors, fuses and switches required to provide the reliable, local electric service we enjoy.
We operate at a primary voltage of 4,160 Volts and a secondary voltage of 208/240 Volt. The multi-phased process of converting to a 12,470 volt system included service to the K-12 Carey Exempted Village Schools, the Arrowhead Commerce Park and the CSP substation project in 2015-2016, all projects successfully going online without incident. We currently serve approximately 1,950 individual meters for our residential users, commercial entities, including both small and large power customers, just as we have since 1909. We are proud of the 100+ years and counting of continuous service.
This department also maintains three 69,000 Volt sub-stations, as well as two separate 69kV looped interconnections to the AEP service grid.
We completed a phase of major system upgrades at our Ogg Street Substation location in 2015-2016, and construction is planned in 2022 for the most current upgrade. These projects are evidence of our continued investment in, and commitment to, the future energy needs of Carey and its residents. Additional projects, including improvements to the resiliency of the 12,470 volt circuits and expansion of that project, are being reviewed by our consultants.
Phone number: 419-396-6130