Light Operations (Electric Utility)

Crew photo November, 2016

Roles & Responsibilities


The City electric utility is made up of the Light Operations Division and the Electrical Engineering Division of the Public Works Department. The utility purchases 100% of its power from the Bonneville Power Administration which provides hydro and nuclear electric power across the Pacific Northwest.

The City's electric utility operates and maintains a system of 8.8 miles of 69kV subtransmission, 127 miles of overhead, 42 miles of underground 12.47kV distribution system, and 7 substations. Light Operations serves approximately 10,750 customers within the 13.5 square mile city limits of Port Angeles.