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(Arcanum, Ohio) – Arcanum Electric is celebrating Public Power Week (#PublicPowerWeek), Oct. 2-8, along with more than 2,000 other community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 49 million Americans.

“Public Power Week celebrates the community-owned electricity that Arcanum Electric provides to our community,” said Bill Kessler, Village Administrator. “Public power puts the people of Arcanum first, and Public Power Week gives us the chance to emphasize the advantages of locally grown, locally owned power to our citizens.”

Today Arcanum Electric has six (6) employees. Arcanum Electric has one substation and are over halfway in the conversion process of converting all lines from 2400 to 7200. We serve 1495 residential customers, and 176 commercial and industrial customers.

“Our service is reliable and safe, and we take pride in serving our friends and neighbors,” said Bill Kessler. Arcanum Electric is proud to have served Arcanum for 117 years since 1905!

Please take the time to thank our employees of Arcanum Electric for their hard work and dedication! We are thankful each of them!


Public Power Week is an annual national event coordinated by the American Public Power Association in Washington, D.C. The American Public Power Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. The Association represents public power before the federal government to protect the interests of the more than 49 million people that public power utilities serve, and the 96,000 people they employ. It advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and operations. Its members strengthen their communities by providing superior service, engaging citizens, and instilling pride in community-owned power. More at