Welcome to the Oberlin Municipal Light and Power System (OMLPS) website. OMLPS is a community-owned, not-for-profit electric utility created by the local residents in 1934 to provide high quality, affordable services tailored to the unique needs of the Oberlin Area.
Links listed at the top of this page will provide you with access to information about OMLPS's residential and commercial services, energy efficiency, sustainability and safety.
Background Information on OMLPS:
OMLPS distributes, transmits, and generates electric power to its over 3000 residential and commercial customers. The system maximum demand is 21,000 kilowatts and the sales for the year 2012 were 99,925,376 kilowatt-hours. OMLPS is operated by 18 employees.
Annual utility expenses for 2012 were $9,867,960 of which $7,100,000 was used to purchase wholesale power supply for the community. Annual revenues for 2012 were $10,276,480 of which $1,200,000 was contributed to the City in lieu of taxes to further support the community.
OMLPS also owns and operates 18.5 megawatts of diesel/natural gas generation capacity which is used for peak-shaving for 42 municipally-owned electric utilities in northern Ohio.