Geneva recognized for providing reliable electric service

The city of Geneva has earned national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability from the American Public Power Association, a trade group representing more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities.

The association helps electric utilities track power outages and restoration data through its subscription-based eReliability Tracker service.

The association’s reliability team compares this data to national statistics tracked by the U.S. Energy Information Administration for all types of electric utilities.

Geneva ranked in the top quartile (25%) of utilities for system average interruption duration based on U.S. Energy Information Administration data from 2018-22. This marks the sixth time Geneva has received this honor.

“This is a reflection of not only the hard work of our city staff and electric crews but also the city’s commitment to building and maintaining a reliable electric system,” said Aaron Holton, superintendent of electric services.

Nationwide the average public power customer has experienced service disruptions for less than half the amount of time than private utility customers.

“These utilities are the best of the best when it comes to keeping the lights on,” said Paul Zummo, American Public Power Association director of research and development. “These communities should be proud of their local power providers and appreciate the hard work that goes into earning this recognition.”

To learn more about Geneva’s electric utility, visit the city’s website at

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