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New E. Seventh Street Substation

Village Electric Utility

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The Village Electric Utility is a municipal utility that provides electric power to its residents and businesses. This is accomplished by a four-man operation that not only maintains the distribution system, including all poles, transformers, and wire, but that over the years has constructed most of the system that we see today.  This is quite an undertaking and was done under the leadership of Superintendent Ryan Swan.  A municipal electric system is unique in a sense as the residents and businesses not only are serviced by the electric system, but in a real sense these same residents and businesses are the owners of the electric utility, and because they are the owners in most instances, they see a savings in their electric costs in comparison to privately owned electric companies such as First Energy or AEP.

The above is accomplished through a 129-member electric cooperative known as AMP-Partners.   AMP-Partners is part electric broker and part service provider.  As an electric broker they provide each municipal member with power garnered through long- and short-term contracts negotiated on the nation's electric market.   As a service provider, AMP-Ohio has allowed its members to be owners of a coal fired generation plant on the Ohio River, Gorsuch, a hydro-electric plant in Bellsville on the Ohio River, a backup generation project called OMEGA JV1, a matrix turbine hydro plant on the Ohio River, and several others ranging from Green Power from methane to wind driven generation facilities.           

Currently Brewster's system is based on a 69kV Substation on E. Seventh Street constructed in 2002.    The 69 KV project cost $ 2.5 million and includes the new Substation and  a feeder line connected to the electric grid via a new First Energy Substation in Harmon just off of Elton Street which was completed in 2015. This Brewster utility is in the early stages of expanding the E. Seventh Street Substation.  This project will provide additional capacity to address future growth for residential and commercial electric power needs as well as electric system distribution and substation considerations.

On January 1, 2019 Lineman A Ryan Swan was promoted to head the Village Electric Utility as the Brewster Electric Superintendent.  His appointment was made by Village Administrator Mike Miller and affirmed by Mayor Mike Schwab.  Ryan began his employment with Brewster in February of 2007.  Ryan is ably assisted by Department Lineman A Mike Radich, Lineman A Ryan Henry, and Lineman A Kyle Wade. 

The Electric Utility personnel:

Superintendent Ryan Swan
Journeyman Lineman A Mike Radich
Journeyman Lineman A Ryan Henry  
Journeyman Lineman A Kyle Wade                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
After an Electric Rate study performed by Courtney and Associates on February 19, 2019 Brewster Village Council adopted a modification of the Village electric utility rates.  The rates adopted provided a reconfiguration of the rate classes which provided rates that were more reflective of these customers cost of service.  No electric customer should have noted an increase in cost and in some classes the electric service rates decreased.  These rates became effective on July 1, 2019 and are provided in the document of that title at the bottom of this page.


In December of 2019 Brewster Village Council adopted new Electric General Rules & Regulations which were an update of these rules adopted in 1995.  The Electric General Rules & Regulations are accessible through the link at the bottom of this page.

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