What's New at Peru Utilities
A public meeting will be held on May 1st, 2023, in the Peru City Council Chambers at 5:45 for the opportunity to ask questions about Ordinance #6, 2023. This Ordinance will amend Ordinance #3, 2016, and the schedule of rates and charges for service provided by the Municipal Electric Utility of Peru. The ordinance and the new rate schedule can be accessed here: Ordinance 6 2023.
The uncontrollable market conditions since 2021 are the largest driver of the need to increase rates, with equipment and materials increases from 65% to 536%, severely impacting every aspect of the electric utility’s ability to provide reliable service both today and planning into the future. Below is a comparison of the costs of residential transformers and conductors between 2021 and the end of 2022.
The rates will increase an average of 16.49% across all customer classes. A typical residential customer using 1000kW will see an increase of 7.11% or $8.78 overall. The new rate will still be 10-35% lower than the current rates of the nearest electric utilities for 1000kW of residential service.
Service Board Meeting - June 7th, 2023
The Peru Utilities Service Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 7th, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. will also be conducted via Microsoft Teams.
The public will be able to participate in this meeting by connecting to the following link:
The question often arises where Peru Utilities’ and customers’ responsibilities end and begin regarding electrical services. For overhead service, customers need to supply and maintain a meter base, grounding point and wire, service mast with wire and weatherhead, and an attachment point (either clamped around the service mast or screwed directly into the house). Customers will also be responsible for tree growth near service lines. Customers must supply and maintain a meter base and grounding point with wire for underground service. Peru Utilities will maintain primary, transmission, and service lines(overhead and underground) as far as the meter, utility poles, transformers, and trees around primary and transmission lines. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to call our office at 765-473-6681