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Public Power Week October 5th - 11th

The City of St. Marys Municipal Electric System is celebrating Public Power Week October 5-11, along with more than 2,000 other community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 47 million Americans. 

Public Power Week celebrates the City of St. Marys Municipal Electric System’s reliable, affordable electricity for our community. Public power puts the people of the City of St. Marys first and gives us the chance to emphasize the advantages of locally owned power to our citizens.

Our service is reliable and safe because of the pride public power takes in the City of St. Marys and serving our friends and neighbors.  The City of St. Marys Municipal Electric System is proud to have served the City of St. Marys for 122 years. 

Today the City of St. Marys Municipal Electric System has 19 employees and 1 turbine and 4 substations. It serves 3,550 residential customers and 592 commercial and industrial customers.

Public Power Week is an annual national event coordinated by the American Public Power Association in Washington, D.C. The association represents not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities that power homes, businesses and streets in nearly 2,000 towns and cities, serving 47 million Americans. With no divided loyalties, these utilities are focused on a single mission — providing reliable electricity at a reasonable price, while protecting the environment. More at  

Pictured below is Mayor Patrick McGowan with employees of our Utilities Office and Electric Department.