90 N Mountain Ave
Ashland, Oregon 97520
Phone: (541) 488-5357
Fax: (541) 552-2436
Contact: Tom McBartlett Electric Systems Distribution Manager
Hours: 7:000am - 3:30pm, Monday - Friday
Ashland Municipal Electric Utility
90 N Mountain Ave
Ashland, OR 97520
Ashland has owned the Municipal Electric Utility since 1909. It is the second oldest Municipal Utility in Oregon. With Ashlandís publicly owned utility, citizens control the destiny of the utility though itís elected officials. This assures local control and accountability.
The Electric Department is a public electrical utility with the responsibility of serving the public's needs for power. Power for the City of Ashland is purchased from the Bonneville Power Administration and produced at the City-owned Hydro Plant, metered at distribution substations and dispersed through city-owned feeder and distribution lines, transformers and meters, to each customer. The Division is responsible for the engineering, construction and maintenance of the sytem for distribution of electrical energy. The Operations section of the Division works together with other City departments to provide additional services.
The advantages of municipal ownership are numerous. Yet challenges to keep rates competitive remain. With the support and involvement from citizens, the City Council continues to recognize the importance of the Cityís electric utility. From humble beginnings, the utility has grown and changed to meet the needs of Ashland citizens. The decision to operate its own electric utility by citizens a century ago is in keeping with the Ashland tradition of self-sufficiency and local control of its destiny.
Who to Contact:
Electric Department 541-488-5357
Report and outage:
Service: 541-488-5357 (Residential, Commercial, & Industrial)
Whether there's a single streetlight out or multiple lights, let us know by reporting it.
On the power poles, the number we need starts with either a "P" or "S" which helps
us identify directly the streetlight that is out of service. Or, report the nearest
street address, or cross streets would be very helpful.
Report a light issue now.
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General Information - (541) 488-5357
New Service, New Construction - (541) 552-2389