ABOUT SPRINGFIELD ELECTRIC
Springfield Electric Department is a locally owned municipal electric system which provides electric service to customers within the Springfield City limits. The Electric Department has operations and maintenance responsibilities for 161 miles of distribution lines and five substations. All system engineering, operations, marketing and plant accounting is performed at the Administrative office at 1000 Central Avenue West. Meter reading and billing are handled in the Utility Services Department. The Department constructs most facilities with its own employees. The system serves approximately 6,900 residential and 1,300 commercial and industrial electric customers currently served by Springfield Electric. The Department has employees on standby twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week to ensure prompt response to interruptions or emergencies. Annual revenue from electric sales excess $28.5 million. Total power cost is approximately $24.5 million. Springfield Electric has a peak load of 63 megawatts and 329,477,000 kilowatt-hours consumed annually. Springfield Electric Department's electric rates are currently the lowest in middle Tennessee.
SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS Among the most significant system improvements planned for the coming year:
Pole replacements in major transmission line along 431S & Batson Parkway
Upgrade of substation transformer at Mt. Denson Substation
Automated Metering pilot project to improve accuracy of meter reads and system loading data
Replacement of old traffic signals
Rebuilding an abandoned distribution line purchased from Cumberland Electric from Industrial Drive & Josephine Street to the fairgrounds to improve reliability to North Industrial Park and businesses on Hwy 41 N