The Electric Utility Activity consists of two major functions: Electric Production and Electric Distribution. Administration of both departments is handled by Duane Banks
The Production Division's primary responsibility is to produce electric energy as required by the utility system. The division's secondary responsibility is the maintenance of the production equipment.
The primary purpose of the Distribution Division is to maintain existing lines and equipment in good operating condition. Maintenance programs have been established, which include the cleaning of street light fixtures, traffic controls and lights, oil switched and pole line hardware. Detailed records are maintained on each distribution circuit to determine what procedures and planning will be necessary in estimating load growth on the system.
The City of Russell offers a very attractive underground conversion program. The City of Russell will change the existing overhead service line to your house, and bury it underground for the cost of the underground wire. The homeowner will need to consult with an electrical contractor to change the overhead mast to underground. Also, if the homeowner wishes for cable TV or phone lines to be included, they will need to make arrangements with the two companies.
Please take no chances with electrical power. If you see lines down call the City of Russell immediately. Please stay clear. The City of Russell Electric Department will be happy to answer questions about electrical procedures and any questions in general..