On November 8, 2023 the Tipton Utility Service Board (TUSB) passed Resolution 2023-09 Recommending to the Tipton Common Council to adjust Electrical Utility Rates. Furthermore, the Tipton Common Council is formulating an Ordinance to discuss and possibly enact Electrical Utility Rate Adjustments. A copy of the Utility Board Resolution, including proposed electrical rate changes, can be found on this website under the Board Meeting Minutes link. The key dates for Common Council discussion on this matter are as follows.
* Monday November 27, 2023 starting at 5:30 pm at City Hall Chambers (216 S. Main Street Tipton, IN 46072) will be first reading and council vote on the proposed Ordinance.
* Monday December 11, 2023 starting at 5:30 pm at City Hall Chambers (216 S. Main Street Tipton, IN 46072) will be second reading and Public Hearing and final vote on the proposed Ordinance.
Your attention to this very important matter is greatly appreciated. Tipton Municipal Utilities
The TMU Electric Line Department serves all electric users inside the city limits of Tipton and the majority of Cicero Township. This Utility operates with up-to-date equipment and the safety of our employees and residents as our primary concern. We maintain service under all weather conditions and restore service as soon as possible for the few interruptions that do occur. Our aggressive tree trimming program and the constant maintenance of our system keeps our distribution system ranked as one of the most reliable systems in the area.
The Electric Line Department is managed by Electric Superintendent Brad Cox. Brad is a Journeyman Linemen and has been with the Electric Department since 1979. He is in charge of the daily operation and maintenance and has the prime objective of providing our customers with a dependable supply of electricity. Superintendent Cox has a staff of four (4) Journeyman Linemen, two (2) Apprentice Linemen, one (1) Meter Technician, and one (1) Stores and Environmental Records Clerk.
Our Electric Distribution System consists of two 7,500/9,375 KVA transformers located at the electric substation on the west side of Tipton. This substation is owned by our electric energy supplier, Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) and is maintained under contract by Duke Energy. The substation receives energy at 69,000 volts from one of three possible feeds to the substation. The energy is then reduced to 7,200 volts and flows to our switching station located next to the substation. The energy then flows to our distribution system by way of five (5) major circuits. When the energy reaches its final destination, it is then transformed again to meet the needs of the end user.
Tipton is a member and was one of the founding fathers of the Indiana Municipal Power Agency in the early 1980’s. This was a group formed to allow smaller communities to be able to purchase or generate electric energy at a lesser cost than purchasing on the open market. The organization has grown to sixty-two (62) communities and has been a great benefit to our ratepayers over the years. Our electric customers enjoy a residential rate that is considerably less than some of the other power companies in the State. In today’s market, no energy is cheap, however, with sound management, the cooperation of employees and good equipment, we will protect our customer from any unnecessary costs. We feel our Electric Line Department is among the finest in the State of Indiana.