Boscobel Utilities maintains an electric distribution system that services over 1,700 customers in the City of Boscobel and surrounding areas. The purpose of this distribution system is "step down" the 69,000 volt power that is delivered to our substations via cross-state transmission lines from our power supplier, providing electricity to your home or business at the appropriate safe voltage.
Our electric utility staff is responsible for maintaining two substations with current capacity of over 20 megawatts and more than 29 miles of overhead and underground conductor. Approximately 400 transformers regulate the voltage measured by approximately 1,700 electric meters used by our customers.
Meter Reading & Billing
While there are a few Boscobel Utilities customers whose monthly usage data is obtainted with an automatic meter reading (AMR) device, most customers meters are physically read by Boscobel Utilities crew. Towards the end of the month, you may notice our utility crew out and about walking through resident's yards collecting meter reading data. In some cases, we are not able to get close enough to your meter, or our data collection devices are not able to communicate with your meter, we may try to contact you. If we are unable to reach you, we may provide you with an estimated billing statement. That estimate is based on your normal usage history for that time of year. Any difference between the amount actually used and the estimated amount billed is corrected automatically when the next regular meter reading is obtained. Ultimately, you pay only for the amount of energy actually used.