The Electric Department oversees services and maintains approximately 110 miles of primary distribution electrical lines including three substations. All traffic signal operations are installed and maintained by this department. It also includes the Right of Way (ROW) Department that maintains power line clearance and street right of way.

All City of Miami electrical journeyman linemen are registered through the Department of Labor and must complete all required training criteria. This includes 8,000 hours of on the job training and completing the Lineman Academic Merchant Course within the first four years of employment. The division employees are certified in pole top/bucket rescue and CPR/First Aid.

Public utilities workers

Services Provided

  • Designs/installs circuits meeting NESC standards
  • Supplies power to residential, commercial, and industrial customers
  • One-hour call-in response to reported outages
  • Conversion from overhead to underground circuits
  • Area light installation and maintenance
  • Electrical service analysis with recordable data
  • Requests / provides mutual aid assistance

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