News & Info 2018-05-29T20:53:34+00:00

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Auglaize Hydroelectric Plant Receives PUCO Certification

The Auglaize Hydroelectric Plant is located on the Auglaize River southwest of Defiance, Ohio. The facility, constructed in 1912, was purchased by Bryan Municipal Utilities (BMU) in 1996 as a long-term, zero-emissions power supply resource. In 2017, the Auglaize Hydroelectric Plant achieved its second highest yearly energy production, generating enough [...]

BMU experiences system-wide electric service interruption

  At 11:11 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, service to all Bryan Municipal Utilities (BMU) electric customers was interrupted. Crews were immediately dispatched to investigate the cause of the service interruption. It was determined that last night’s adverse weather caused a windborne tree limb to come in contact with a [...]

BMU Recognized for Reliable Electric Service

Bryan Municipal Utilities recently received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric service reliability in 2017. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (www.PublicPower.org), the trade association that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities. APPA helps members track electric service interruption and restoration data through its subscription-based [...]

South Walnut Water Main Work to Begin April 9

Construction of Bryan Municipal Utilities’ South Walnut/East South Street Water Main Improvement Project is tentatively slated to begin Monday, April 9.  The project area includes South Walnut Street from Maple to South streets and East South Street from Walnut Street to Meadowbrook Road. The project includes replacement of aging four- [...]

City Representatives Take Electric Issues to Capitol Hill

Bryan Mayor Carrie Schlade and BPA member Karen Ford (on right) recently met with Congressman Bob Latta in Washington, D.C. to discuss federal issues that impact local electric bills (AMP Photo) Mayor Carrie Schlade and BMU representatives recently met with federal legislators in Washington, D.C. to discuss issues [...]

BMU/Ohio Gas Company offer 2018 Business Energy Update November 9

Bryan Municipal Utilities, the Ohio Gas Company, the Bryan Area Chamber of Commerce and the Williams County Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO), will host a 2018 Energy Update session on November 9 for local business and industrial customers. “Many local organizations are preparing their 2018 budgets. Utilities are often significant parts [...]

Auglaize Hydroelectric Plant eligible for additional renewable energy credits

Working with Ohio Municipal Electric Association representatives, Bryan Municipal Utilities was successful in its efforts to include language in the recently adopted state budget bill that will help reduce local power supply costs.  Since 1996, Bryan Municipal Utilities has owned and operated the Auglaize Hydroelectric Plant, a 4,300-kilowatt hydroelectric generating [...]

BMU Recognized for Reliability

  Bryan Municipal Utilities has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2016. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (www.PublicPower.org), a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities. The Association helps members track outage and restoration data through its subscription-based eReliability [...]

BMU Lineworkers honored for achievements at AMP Lineworker Rodeo

Bryan Municipal Utilities lineworkers received several awards at the American Municipal Power Lineworkers Rodeo competition held Saturday, August 27, at AMP headquarters in Columbus. More than 40 lineworkers competed in the rodeo, which featured three levels of competition: team, individual and apprentice. The events were designed to replicate actual lineworker [...]

BMU director resigns; Board prepares to search for replacement

Bryan Municipal Utilities Director Brian Carlin informed the Board of Public Affairs at special meeting on Monday that he is resigning in August. Carlin, who has been director since 2013, said that he has accepted another position in private industry. “The decision to leave Bryan Municipal Utilities after 22 years [...]

BMU receives national recognition for reliable electric operations

Bryan Municipal Utilities has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3®) designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. Brent McKinney, Director of Electric Transmission and Distribution at City Utilities of Springfield, Mo., and chair of APPA’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designees on [...]