General Service/Large Power Metering & Rates

Electric Metering

We read electric meters once every month. Our meter readers, electric utility workers, and the fire department personnel must have access to all electric meters at all times.  Contact and meet with the Electric Department at 419-633-6120 for advice on the best location for the electric service. When work on the meter base or main breaker is needed, please give us 48 hours notice to disconnect the service.

Meter Tampering

Tampering with an electric meter is a federal offense. It is also extremely dangerous.

Only Bryan Municipal Utility personnel are authorized to break or replace a meter seal. If you believe someone is tampering with an electric meter, please contact us immediately at 419-636-6120 or

General Service Electric Rates (effective 11-20-23)

Monthly service charge
Inside Corporation $28.00
Outside Corporation $40.50
Monthly usage charge per kWh
1 to 5,000 kW hours 11.9¢
5,001 to 10,000 kW hours 11.6¢
over 10,000 kW hours 7.1¢
Demand Charge *Add $20.00 per kW of demand over 50 kW & $0.56 per RkW in excess of 50% of KW

All billings are subject to the provisions relating to billing capacity minimum charge, power supply cost adjustment, and other provisions as set forth in Schedule “GS”, Rider “A” and Electric Department General Rules and Regulations

Large Power Customer Assistance

We assist our Large Power customers in determining transformer size and placement. We also offer a discount for customers who purchase their own transformers. The Electric Department will determine the location of the transformer and whether it is metered secondary or primary. Customers are responsible for placing the conduit pathway. In most cases, a state wiring permit is needed. The customer is also responsible for pouring the transformer pad and 4 point grounding grid. If we supply the transformer, we will also provide drawings for the pad dimensions.

Working with your maintenance personnel or electricians, we can use our 3-phase analyzer to assist 3-phase customers in troubleshooting electric problems.

Call the Electric Superintendent at 419-633-6122 for more information.

Large Power Rates (effective 11-20-23)

Monthly service charge $300.00
Demand charge $20.00 Per kW of Billing Capacity
$0.56 per RkW
Energy charge
5.31¢ per kWh
Outside Surcharge (If Applicable) $125.00

All billings under the above rates shall be subject to the provisions set forth relating to determination of monthly kW and RkW Billing Capacity, Power Supply Adjustment, Tax Assessment Adjustment, and other provisions as set forth in Schedule “LP”, Rider “A” and Electric Department General Rules and Regulations

Permits and Fees

Any new construction or electric service upgrade will require a $20 wiring permit, plus the cost of the electrical meter base if needed, call our office for details, 419-633-6100

Link to a copy of the Bryan Electric Department General Rules and Regulations or request a copy by calling 419-633-6100 or by e-mailing us at