Electric Department

Atlantic Municipal Utilities electric system consists of its generation, transmission, substation and distribution assets. Our power supply consists of 17.25 megawatts (17,250 kilowatts) ownership in the coal-fired Council Bluffs Unit #3, approximately 8 megawatts of power purchases from the federal hydroelectric facilities on the Missouri River, and two generators located in Atlantic, one 4 megawatt and one 10 megawatt unit. From the distribution substations, power is delivered through 13,200 volt lines, to transformers near the customers. AMU owns and maintains approximately 55 miles of distribution lines within the city limits of Atlantic, and 175 miles of lines in the surrounding rural area.