Residents in Georgetown are served by a community-owned electric utility. The City of Georgetown electric utility achieved diamond-level status in 2019 under the American Public Power Association’s Reliable Public Power Provider program. The designation recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement.
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The City of Georgetown electric utility started in 1910 when the residents of Georgetown approved bonds for the construction of Light and Water Works plant on Ninth Street. Coal-fired engines at the plant supplied electricity for the city and powered a water pumping system. In 1945, the utility switched to purchasing wholesale power supplied through transmission lines.
The City of Georgetown electric utility serves about 25,000 customers in its service area, which includes most of the Georgetown city limits as well as areas on the north side of Round Rock.
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If you have a question about the City’s electric utility, or would like to request a presentation from the Electric Department at a community event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.