Electric Department


The present power plant has a total of thirteen diesel units ranging from 1000 to 6000 HP, with a total rated capacity of 25,937 kW. Of these thirteen units, 8 of those engines are dedicated with a nameplate capacity of 19,486 kW and a declared capacity of 18,607 kW.   The other 5 are for emergency use only with a nameplate capacity of 6,451 kW.  

The present distribution systems serves approximately 2,685 residential customers, and 395 commercial, and 3 industrial customers. It consists of 85 pole miles of 12 kV overhead distribution line, 10 circuit miles of 12 kV underground distribution line, and 7 pole miles of overhead 69 kV transmission line.

The power plant and substation was completely retrofitted with up to date controls, switchgear, and SCADA system by August of 2002, with the installation of a new 25 mVa power transformer, total system output capacity is 56 mW. 

The following upgrades have also been completed: substation & generation junction boxes were upgraded in 2022, SCADA System was upgraded in 2016, Pielstick Regulator and Control upgrade (Unit #1) in 2016, Power Plant expansion for CATS in 2011, transformer replacement in 2011, Generator NESHAP upgrades in 2011, 69kV line rebuild in 2011 and 15MVA transformer installation in 1999

On July 25, 2012 the electrical system set a record summer peak load of 16,864 kW. A record of 7,177,800 kWh for gross production and purchased power was set during July of 1999.