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Residential Home City Utilities is responsible for:
  • the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power
  • the acquisition, transportation, and distribution of natural gas
  • the acquisition, treatment, and distribution of water
  • the operation of the bus transportation system
  • the operation of SpringNet broadband services

Quick Facts For Fiscal Year End 2014

General Information
Service Area Population 229,000
Service Area (in square miles) 320
Full-time Employees 939
 
Earnings & Expenses  (thousands)
Total Operating Revenues $ 464,399 
Total Operating Expenses ($ 410,907)
Total Operating Income $ 53,492 
Other Income ($ 20,780)
Net Income $ 32,712 
 
Usage By Class
Electric, Thousands of kWh: Unit Sales Percent  
Residential 1,045,563 26.9 %
Commercial 1,520,225 39.0  
Industrial 426,751 11.0  
Sales for Resale 900,565 23.1  
Total 3,893,104 100.0 %
Natural Gas, Thousands of Dekatherms: Unit Sales Percent  
Residential 6,277 49.8 %
Commercial 4,207 33.4  
Industrial 2,113 16.8  
Total 12,597 100.0 %
Water, Thousands of Gallons: Unit Sales Percent  
Residential 4,140,644 50.7 %
Commercial 3,527,236 43.1  
Industrial 508,691 6.2  
Total 8,176,571 100.0 %
 
Electric Residential Commercial Industrial  
Average Number of Customers 96,722 14,215 277
Annual Electric Bill $982 $8,136 $105,569
kWh Hours Used 10,810 106,945 1,540,619
Revenue per kWh $0.0909 $0.0761 $0.0685
 
Record Peak 802   Net Megawatts - August 3, 2011
Electronic Distribution Miles 1,783
Number of Substations 47
Street Lights 21,596
 
Natural Gas Residential Commercial Industrial  
Average Number of Customers 74,756 7,970 209
Annual Natural Gas Bill $763 $3,954 $60,087
Therms Used 840 5,279 101,080
Revenue per Therm $0.91 $0.75 $0.59
 
Record Peak 131,487   Dekatherms - January 12, 2011
Natural Gas Used by Power Plants 1,820,041   Dekatherms
Firm Pipeline Capacity 125,000   Dekatherms per Day
Firm Storage Capacity 2.3   Billion Cubic Feet
Natural Gas Distribution 1,261   Miles
Transmission 49   Miles
City Gate Stations 5
District Regulator Stations 168
 
Water Residential Commercial Industrial  
Average Number of Customers 73,253 7,611 198
Annual Water Bill $341 $1,794 $5,957
Thousand Gallons Used 57 463 2,569
Revenue per Thousand Gallons $5.99 $3.87 $2.32
 
Record Peak 59.4   Million Gallons - August 13, 2007
Water Distribution 1,253   Miles
Fire Hydrants 7,952
 
Water Supply
Water Treatment Facilities Date in Service Capacity  (Nominal) MGD
Fulbright Treatment Plant 1941 20.6
Distribution Wells 1971 1.5
Blackman Treatment Plant 1981 44.5
Total 66.6
 
Water Supplies (Avg. Daily Yield, Drought Conditions)
Fulbright Spring 1883 2.7  
Fulbright Well No. 1 1915 2.0
McDaniel Lake 1929 3.4
Fellows Lake 1957 10.8
Distribution Wells 1971 1.2
James River 1981 7.5
Stockton Lake 1996 15.0
Total 42.6
 
Average Daily Pumpage 28.05
 
Water Impoundment Areas
McDaniel Lake 1929 1.5   Billion Gallons
Fellows Lake 1955 10.0   Billion Gallons
Total 11.5   Billion Gallons
 
MGD - million gallons per day
 
Electric Power Supply
Power Plants Date in Service Capacity
Coal Fired (Megawatts)
John Twitty Energy Center No. 1 1976 203
John Twitty Energy Center No. 2 2011 300
James River No. 1 1957 23
James River No. 2 1957 23
James River No. 3 1960 44
James River No. 4 1964 60
James River No. 5 1970 105
Total Coal Fired 758
 
Combustion Turbines
John Twitty Energy Center No. 1 1983 52
John Twitty Energy Center No. 2 1983 52
James River No. 1 1989 75
James River No. 2 1992 80
McCartney Generating Station No. 1 2002 50
McCartney Generating Station No. 2 2002 50
Total Combustion Turbines 359
 
Noble Hill Landfill Renewable Energy Center 2006 3
 
Generation Total 1,120
 
Long-Term Purchased Power Sources
Southwestern Power Administration 55
Smoky Hills Wind Energy 50
CU Solar Farm   5
Total Long-Term Purchased Power 110
 
Transit    
Total Revenue Passengers 1,492,683
Regular Street Service Buses 29
Demand-Response Buses 5
Bus Miles Operated 1,265,985
Bus Hours Operated 89,411
Miles of Route 237
Bus Stops 805
Bus Passenger Shelters 86
Bus Benches 208
Number of Fixed Routes 14
 
Broadband System    
Number of Service Contracts 841
Miles of Fiber 450
Upstream Internet Bandwidth 5 Gbps
Backbone Network 10 Gbps