October 4th-10th is Public Power Week.
Public Power Week celebrates the reliable, competitive and community owned electricity provided to our community. Public power puts the people of our community first. Public Power Week provides the opportunity to emphasize the advantages of locally grown, locally owned power to our citizens. The Village of New Bremen is proud to have served the community’s electric needs since 1908.
“Our service is reliable and safe and we take pride in serving our friends and neighbors,” said Matt Krieg, electric superintendent.
There are over 80 municipally-owned electric systems in Ohio, owned by the people who they serve. The village is a member owner of American Municipal Power, a joint action agency that serves seven states.
AMP contracts for and dispatches power for the village from the following primary sources:
- — New York Power Authority (Niagara Falls)
- — AMP Hydroelectric Plants on the Ohio River
- — AMP JV-2 Peaking Generators at various locations around Ohio
- — AMP Gas Turbines at various locations around Ohio
- — Fremont combined-cycle natural gas plant
- — Prairie State, a state-of-the-art coal fired plant in West Central Illinois
The New Bremen electric department is staffed with 4 full-time employees. The department maintains 3 substations, serves 1335 residential customers, and 280 commercial/industrial customers. In addition to meeting the needs of electric customers, the electric department also maintains traffic signals and street lights and is heavily involved in the village’s extensive Christmas lighting program.