Chaska has provided safe and reliable electric service since 1914. With a city owned electric utility, the citizens of Chaska receive quick response to outages, personal service from dedicated staff, and less expensive electric rates because the profits from the utility go right back into the City of Chaska general fund to help keep taxes low.
Power is purchased wholesale from the Minnesota Municipal Power Agency which also operates and maintains the combustion turbine generator in the city. Three electric distribution substations then spread this power throughout the city using primary overhead and underground lines operated at 13,800 volts to the step-down transformers located at all industrial, commercial, and residential locations. From the transformer, or the pedestal at the lot line, the customer owned service lines then bring the power to the building. The Electric Department maintains 42 miles of overhead line, 164 miles of underground line, signal lights and street lights throughout the city and locates all buried underground electric lines.
Service Order Request
Report needed street maintenance, sign repair, park equipment repair, trail maintenance, fallen tree, damaged transformer, street light out, or other concerns by completing and submitting a Service Order Request.
West Creek Substation
The West Creek Substation started serving Chaska electric customers in September 2012. It was designed to serve industrial customers on West Creek Lane, residential customers on the west side of Chaska. It took 3 years of design, procurement, and construction, but will provide electricity needs for decades to come. It will also encourage future development in the West Creek Industrial Park bringing additional jobs to the community.