Electric Division

Public Works

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. 

lightbulbVoluntary Renewable Energy Program
Click here to enroll in the City of Petoskey’s Voluntary Renewable Energy Program.
You can contribute to making our community a greener place by choosing to have a portion, or all of your electricity generated by renewable sources.  The City of Petoskey is now offering a Voluntary Renewable Energy Program for all electric customers to help create a better future for Petoskey!

Customers who voluntarily enroll in this program will receive an additional charge of $0.01 per kWh, for the specified amount of electricity that is renewable. Customers have the option of choosing 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of their consumption from renewable energy sources.  Renewable energy is electricity that primarily comes from wind, solar and other sources that produce little or no emissions.

There are no requirements on the length of time a customer must remain in the program.  All participants electing to sign up will be enrolled until notification from the customer is received requesting termination.


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.

Click here for more information on the Energy Efficiency Program.