Through the Michigan Public Power Agency, a consortium of 18 of the State's 41 cities and villages that own and operate electric utilities, the City in 2016 purchased 106,983,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity for $6,694,968 and received $11,167,900 in revenues from its resale. Operating and capital expenses in 2016 totaled $12,349,256. The City serves about 5,606 electric customers and owns entitlements to portions of power-generating plants near Kalkaska, West Olive, Saint Claire in Michigan and Fremont in Ohio. The City owns two substations and approximately 75 miles of a complete distribution system, including facilities at the adjacent Bay View Association grounds and elsewhere outside the City, more than half of which has been installed underground.
Petoskey Energy Smart Program
The City of Petoskey Energy Smart programs offer Petoskey electric customers incentives for replacing inefficient electrical devices with newer, high efficiency units. Residential, commercial, and industrial users can all save by utilizing these incentives and installing higher efficiency electrical appliances, lights, and fixtures.